Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 25 Feb 2017
Total posts 8
Hi folks - I read on a forum (I know, bucket of salt) that Qantas Group is considering moving the Jetstar 787s to Qantas, and then placing an order for A321LR to pick up the 787 routes. I know there would be range issues with most of the 787 routes for Jetstar other than Bali, so it sounds like it could be nonsense, but I'm curious if anyone has inside knowledge / thoughts.
Member since 25 Sep 2013
Total posts 377
there range issues?
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 668
Whether Qantas wants the smaller 787-8, and JQ will need some for Tokyo and Vietnam and possibly Honolulu. QF could make us of A321s though, Adelaide and Canberra to Singapore for starters.
Member since 23 Oct 2013
Total posts 767
Yes currently there are 14 long haul 787 routes (excluding the charter flights they occasionally do to/from China):
Member since 11 Dec 2017
Total posts 125
The idea of northern JQ hubs has resurfaced recently. JQ could easily operate A321LR flights from DRW and CNS to all those destinations bar HNL.
Member since 12 Feb 2015
Total posts 61
The main reason DRW and CNS are unlikely to be used as hubs for connecting from elsewhere in Australia to the list of destinations currently served by 788s is that the current 788 routes are flown in competition with other airlines. Who's going to go one-stop with JQ on a narrowbody A321 when you can go direct on a widebody with someone else?
Member since 12 Dec 2012
Total posts 291
Member since 16 Nov 2011
Total posts 53
For leisure travellers (ie JQs primary market) one-stops will be perfectly acceptable provided they consistently undercut their competitors. The fleet metrics of the A321 combined with the benefits of Australian secondary hubs will make JQ a force to be reckoned with, even with the likes of Air Asia, Scoot and Lion group at our doorstep.
Member since 15 Sep 2012
Total posts 91
Unlikely they will operate out of Darwin as Qantas are in dispute with owners over their high charges. If Qantas are going to order A321LR better do it very quickly as Airlines will be flocking to Airbus for aircraft to replace cancelled 737max orders
Member since 30 May 2013
Total posts 121
Honolulu on a A321 could be a bit of a stretch. Tokyo and Osaka could be a bit too far too.
Anijak the QF group have huge 100+ A320neo order book so no problems there.
Qantas Group has a large A320 family order outstanding. Around 100 aircraft. The order was first made in 2011 with the order being adjusted and topped up a number of times since then. They can easily adjust which type of aircraft within the A320 family they want at any point prior to Airbus actually starting work a given aircraft.
Member since 14 Jun 2018
Total posts 45
I thought this was Perth - I haven't heard of any issues with Darwin Airport?
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
There's no rumor about Jetstar and 321neos.
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