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Jetstar Unwraps Its New A321LR Before Christmas

Jetstar Unwraps Its New A321LR Before Christmas

In order to increase capacity and operational resilience in advance of the busiest holiday season, Jetstar Airways has taken possession of a second Airbus A321neo LR.

The state-of-the-art aircraft arrived in Melbourne from the Airbus manufacturing facility in Hamburg, Germany this week and will operate its first commercial flight on Saturday 10 December.

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The NEO will operate popular domestic routes, including Melbourne to Brisbane and Melbourne to the Gold Coast as well as longer-range international routes like Melbourne to Bali and the upcoming service between Sydney and Rarotonga. Carrying 232 passengers, the NEO is the most fuel-efficient aircraft in Jetstar’s fleet, providing fuel savings of up to 20 per cent each flight, helping keep fares low while contributing to the airline’s sustainability targets.

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Jetstar’s new generation A321neo LR

The new longer-range Airbus A321neo LR is 50 per cent quieter and up to 20 per cent more fuel efficient than the current fleet of A320 aircraft, making it the lowest emissions aircraft in the Jetstar fleet. Fitted with an additional fuel tank, the NEO has an increased range capability to around 3,500 nautical miles / 6,482 kilometers.

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The aircraft offers a range of customer benefits including wider seats, larger overhead storage lockers and in-seat USB power to keep devices charged as well as the latest lighting system for an overall enhanced passenger experience. In the coming months, the NEOs will also be equipped with digital streaming technology which means customers can access Jetstar’s inflight entertainment on their own devices when they fly.

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This is the second in Jetstar’s pipeline of 18 A321neo LR aircraft, with two more aircraft arriving in the coming weeks, meaning Jetstar will have four NEOs flying in January and all 18 set to enter the fleet by mid-2024.

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Qantas Announces New Non-Stop Direct Flights from Perth to Paris

Qantas Announces New Non-Stop Direct Flights from Perth to Paris

Qantas has launched new direct flights between Perth and Paris, reconnecting Australia and France for the first time in 20 years.

This new route reduces the travel time between the two cities by approximately three hours and stands as the longest non-stop flight to France globally.

Initially, the flights will operate four times per week during the busy European summer and the Olympic and Paralympic periods, before scaling down to three services per week from mid-August. This new service will provide an additional 75,000 seats between Australia and Europe annually.

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Perth will serve as the gateway to Paris for travelers from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and other major Australian cities. French tourists will also benefit from seamless connections to over 60 destinations across Australia, allowing them to explore the country’s natural wonders.

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The flights will be operated using Qantas’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which is designed for long-haul travel. Passengers will enjoy large windows, high cabin humidity, and mood lighting to help them feel refreshed upon arrival.

To celebrate the new Paris route, Qantas has introduced several customer initiatives. These include limited edition Martin Grant-designed pyjamas with matching amenity kits and Neil Perry-curated menus for the Business cabin, featuring classic French dishes like Bouillabaisse of snapper and Skull Island prawns and a French 75 cocktail.

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Additionally, a special selection qantas movies list celebrating French cinema, including films such as Amélie and Midnight in Paris, will be available on the international inflight entertainment system throughout July. qantas inflight entertainment movie list 2024.

This route launch follows a significant agreement between Qantas and Perth Airport, aiming to expand the airline’s western hub. This agreement, along with the Group’s fleet renewal program, is set to add 4.4 million additional seats to and from Perth by 2031.

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