Member since 01 Apr 2012
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787 first routes for Jetstar. When Jetstar finally get their 787's dose anyone have a update on what routes they will be deployed on first?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 23 Aug 2012
Total posts 88
My guess is the SIN to AKL or SIN to MEL route that they previously mentioned. SYD to HNL or MEL to HNL routes are possible as well.
Member since 23 Feb 2013
Total posts 46
Other possibilites mentioned were Delhi and Beijing, but Jetstar also hinted, several years ago at launching routes to Europe (specifically Berlin and Athens) from Australia via Asia (now maybe via Dubai due to the Qantas-Emirates alliance), when they recieve their 787s.
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 768
I would doubt Berlin / Athens via DXB is on the agenda anytime soon - especially as launch routes. Jetstar has a hub in Singapore and any flights to Athens would most likely use that hub (as they have with Beijing flights). But why Qantas Group want to fly Jetstar to Athens now now since the EK tie-up? I also would suggest Berlin is more likely to be served with a Red Roo so a EK can codeshare.
Jetstar's bases are all in Australasia and this probably provides a guide to where its immediate future lies. The routes Waynec mentioned and possibly some domestic routes seems probable launch 787 routes.
But no one but Jetstar management knows...we're all guessing
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 24 Aug 2011
Total posts 384
LCCs don't do one-stop long haul very well, there's a much better financial return on flying shorter segments more often.
Member since 07 May 2012
Total posts 299
I have read Jetstar will be using 787's initially on domestic routes to obtain operational experience.
Member since 22 Oct 2012
Total posts 241
Yup, domestic flights will be a lot safer for the 787 than doing long flights over oceans. Alternate airports on a domestic flight will be much closer whenever a Lithium battery catches fire.
Here a pretty old article by JQ but plans may have changed.
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,058
Such a shame that a new plane like the 787 is destined for Jetstar.
I lament the day that low cost carriers became de rigueur.....
Member since 04 Oct 2012
Total posts 147
My guess is Japan. With Jetstar Japan starting up, I think they would try this. Also, with the launch of Jetstar Hong Kong, I wouldn't be surprised if there was a SYD - OOL - HKG. Or even maybe direct SYD - HKG. Hopefully on 787!!!
My guess is that they will base some 787 in SIN. SIN have a lower operating cost than MEL/SYD and it puts them within reach of many more destinations within Asia and/or Europe. Given that Alan Joyce and the QF management is very big on Asia, there is a real possibility of that occuring.
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