Jetstar To Upgrade Boeing 787s

Jetsta Boeing 787 Dreamliner wearing the new livery refresh

Jetstar is continuing with plans to invest in its product and enhance customer experience by revamping its 787 fleet.

Jetstar Announces 787 Changes

Through a multi-million dollar investment, Jetstar will focus on offering customers more inflight comfort and choice. Additionally, further low-cost travel opportunities.

A complete overhaul of the 787s economy and business class cabins will be completed. Qantas’ low-cost unit says this will include new seating, inflight connectivity and lie-flat rest areas.

Adding lie-flat rest areas will mean Jetstar can look towards flying further than ever before. Jetstar specifically outlines Sri Lanka, India and Africa as possible locations that can be reached. However, the low-cost unit says no firm decision has been made yet regarding routes.

Jetstar notes that premium demand has continued to grow in recent years, and as a result, they plan on increasing their business class seats. Currently, 21 seats are available in their premium cabin, which will double to 44.

To accommodate the additional business class seats, the overall capacity of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will drop by 10 to 325.

The upcoming economy and business class seats will be next-generation ergonomically designed by RECARO Aircraft Seating.

Comments From Jetstar Executives

This multi-million-dollar fleet revamp will allow us to offer our customers more choice, comfort and amenities when flying longer distances internationally. Our existing 787 business class offering is extremely popular, so we’re doubling the number of business class seats, and to keep customers connected in the air, we’re introducing on-board wi-fi. The new crew rest areas mean our crew will be able to get the rest they need to operate longer flights, unlocking the possibility of exciting new destinations like Sri Lanka and India.

Jetstar Group CEO, Stephanie Tully

Congratulations to our partners at Jetstar on the first of many decades flying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. This milestone is a testament to Jetstar’s dedication to investing in market-leading environmental performance and providing unmatched comfort to passengers in Australia and across the globe.

Erika Pearson, Boeing vice president, Commercial Sales and Marketing, Southeast Asia and Oceania

A New Livery Arrives To The Dreamliner

The Australian low-cost carrier will also implement its updated livery on the widebody as part of the significant overhaul to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

The new livery featured a more orange-themed design, which isn’t the first time it has appeared on a Jetstar aircraft.

Jetstar’s updated livery debuted on the A321neo LR, and now, with the 787 Dreamliner revamp announcement, it will likely be rolled out across new aircraft, too.

Jetstar’s Airbus A321neo LR wearing the revised orange-themed livery

Timeline For The Work Revealed

From late 2025 onwards, the airline will progressively revamp its aircraft only during scheduled maintenance periods for each unit.

Detailed design work is underway by the airline. However, it is yet to provide an official look into what the cabins will be.

In the coming months, Jetstar is expected to showcase further details on the business and economy products.

Daniel Fowkes
10 Nov 2023
· Airlines 

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