Exciting Jetstar A321neo LR News

Daniel Fowkes
14 Feb 2023
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Last year Jetstar welcomed its first A321neo LR. In what was described as a fantastic moment for the Qantas Group airline that specialises in offering a no-frills service for a lower price than flag-carrier Qantas.

Now, as the airline welcomes more of the type to its fleet, it can start deploying it to cities from different Australian ports. From July 21st, Adelaide Airport will see an A321neo LR sent to Bali. This is a significant upgrade to the airlines currently existing A320 service. The A321neo LR having 46 extra seats, will boost capacity by 25% and add 58,000 more seats.

In better news from mid-year, the airline says that two of their NEO LRs will be based in Adelaide permanently. This is a testament to the growth of not only Adelaide as a city but also Jetstar’s commitment to offering low-cost fares to communities.

Bali remains Jetstar’s most popular international destination, as per Group CEO Stephanie Tully. Its proximity to Australia, low prices, beaches, food, and more are all contributing factors. In addition, Jetstar’s ability to utilise their new higher capacity jets on the route is described as an opportunity too hard to pass up.

Bali demand has bounced back strongly from Australia. It’s a market Australians were always desperate to travel to, which only increased after a lengthy period away. Indonesia, on the whole, is a major travel destination for Australians. Adelaide Airport officials and South Australian Tourism ministers are incredibly overjoyed with the news 2 A321neo LR aircraft will be based at the airport.

By mid-2024, the airline will have welcomed the delivery of 18 A321 neo LR aircraft. These will be deployed on services across their network, opening up new possibilities.

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  1. These planes are a joke as far as customers are concerned ,profit before people,no in air entertainment,no leg room,no passing in the only aisle.Jetstar is the most unreliable, uncaring, airline on the world.When I go to Bali now I go Garuda.How can Jetstar call themself Australian when you treat customers worse than cattle.bye Jetstar ,people should vote with their wallets and feet and go elsewhere to be treated as all customers should be treated.

    1. The A320s & A321s.. Neo or otherwise.. certainly aren’t comfortable for passengers. But neither are Qantas or Virgin 737s, especially on longer international routes. JQ are much better value than their full-service competitors, which is huge if you’re travelling as a family.
      Jetstar, Air Asia, VietJet are all popular because of their value, and most customers realise they’re getting a good deal and accept the low-cost aspects of their flight.

  2. After our flight was cancelled, we were put on one of these planes Mel to DPS. It was awful, barely able to move or stretch legs at all. I’m 5’6″ and I was very uncomfortable. It certainly put us off future international travel. I will avoid these planes in future v

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      Certainly heard mixed reviews but don’t think Jetstar’s configuration is a great example of the capabilities that’s for sure given their low-cost model, sorry to hear about your experience

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