Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Jetstar Dreamliner flights take off across the Tasman today

26 February 2014 Auckland (1 page)

Jetstar Dreamliner flights take off across the Tasman today

- Jetstar begins Boeing 787 flights between Auckland and Melbourne for one month

- Travellers experience an innovative long haul aircraft at a trans-Tasman price

- More than 500 passengers on the inaugural flights

Jetstar begins the first-ever Boeing 787 commercial service across the Tasman today with the aircraft due to touch down in Auckland from Melbourne late this morning and return this afternoon.

The Dreamliner has been scheduled to fly between Auckland and Melbourne three times a week for the next month to give Kiwi travellers a chance to experience the innovative long haul aircraft.

Jetstar was the first Asia Pacific low cost carrier to take delivery of the Dreamliner, receiving its first aircraft in September last year. The airline currently has three Dreamliners in its fleet with several more on order and will have transitioned to an all 787 long haul fleet by 2015, replacing Airbus A330 aircraft.

Grant Kerr, Jetstar Head of New Zealand, said that more than 500 people would be flying on the inaugural 787 trans-Tasman flights today and many more over the coming four weeks.

“The Dreamliner is a destination in itself and we’re pleased that over the next month thousands of Kiwis will be able to experience this unique long haul aircraft at trans-Tasman prices.” To mark the first commercial 787 trans-Tasman flights the Dreamliner will be greeted with a water arch welcome when it touches down at Auckland Airport later this morning and Jetstar will host a gate-lounge celebration for passengers and invited guests, including Hon Todd McClay, Associate Minister of Tourism.

Jetstar’s 787s carry 335 customers and feature a 21 passenger business class cabin and 314 seats in economy, with inflight entertainment in every seat. While full business class service will not be offered on the trans -Tasman schedule, the business cabin can be purchased as an extra leg room seat.

Key features of the Dreamliner include larger dimmable windows, technology to provide a smoother ride, a quieter cabin, and improved cabin pressure and humidity to reduce jet lag.

The 787 uses 20 percent less fuel than similarly sized aircraft, offering better sustainability and helping Jetstar to keep its fares low. More details on the Jetstar Dreamliner are available at the Jetstar website.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Future Brighter Money: RBNZ Releases New Bank Note Designs

New Zealand’s banknotes are getting brighter and better, with the Reserve Bank today unveiling more vibrant and secure banknote designs which will progressively enter circulation later next year. More>>

ALSO:

Commerce: Supermarket Inquiry Finds No Breaches By Countdown

The Commerce Commission inquiry into anti-competitive behaviour by Countdown supermarkets, alleged by former Labour Party MP Shane Jones, has found nothing to warrant prosecution, although it warns supermarkets to take care in the way they communicate... More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: English Flags ‘Challenge’ To Budget Surplus

Finance Minister Bill English is warning next month’s half yearly fiscal and economic update from the Treasury may not forecast a budget surplus, saying that returning the government’s accounts to surplus in 2015 will be “a challenge”, given the decline in commodity prices and weak global inflation. More>>

ALSO:

March 2015: Netflix To Launch In Australia And New Zealand

World’s Leading Internet Television Network to Offer Original Series, Movies, Documentaries, Stand-Up Comedy Specials and TV Shows for Low Monthly Price More>>

ALSO:

Price Of Cheese (Is Up): Dairy Product Prices Fall To Five-Year Low

Dairy product prices fell in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction to the lowest level in more than five years, led by declines in rennet casein and skim milk powder. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Australians Scoring Trade Points Against Us With The Chinese

It hasn’t been a great year for Trade Minister Tim Groser... To top it off, Australia has just signed a FTA with China that has far better provisions on dairy exports than what New Zealand currently enjoys in our own FTA with China. More>>

ALSO:

Iwi & Local Consultation: Oil And Gas Block Offer 2015 Begins

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today announced the start of the Block Offer 2015 process for awarding oil and gas exploration permits. More>>

Industrial Action: Stats NZ Throwing Public Money Away Duplicating Data

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Statistics NZ are throwing money away by collecting the same data twice for official statistics such as the Consumer Price Index... As part of the ongoing industrial action, field interviewers who are PSA members are continuing to collect data, but are not sending it through to Statistics NZ. More>>

ALSO:

Other Stats:

Space: Rosetta's 'Philae' Makes Historic First Landing On A Comet

After more than a decade traveling through space, a robotic lander built by the European Space Agency has made the first-ever soft landing of a spacecraft on a comet. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news