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

 

Statistics: Net Annual Migration Passes 71,000

A record 71,300 more migrants arrived in New Zealand than left in the January 2017 year, Statistics New Zealand said today. This surpassed the previous annual record set in December 2016. More>>

ALSO:

Fossils: Ancient Penguins Lived Alongside Dinosaurs?

Penguins are much older than previously thought and their evolution probably dates back to the days of the dinosaurs, according to research on the fossilised leg bone and toes of a giant ancient penguin found in rocks near Waipara, North Canterbury. More>>

No Voda/Sky: Commission Declines Clearance For Merger

The Commerce Commission has declined to grant clearance for the proposed merger of Sky Network Television and Vodafone New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

EARLIER:

Power: IEA Report On New Zealand's Energy System

Outside of its largely low-carbon power sector, managing the economy’s energy intensity and greenhouse gas emissions while still remaining competitive and growing remains a challenge. More>>

ALSO:

NASA: Seven Earth-Size Planets Around A Single Star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water. More>>

ALSO:

Auckland Transport Case: Men Guilty Of Corruption And Bribery Will Spend Time In Jail

Two men who were found guilty of corruption and bribery in a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) trial have been sentenced in the Auckland High Court today... The pair are guilty of corruption and bribery offences relating to more than $1 million of bribes which took place between 2005 and 2013 at Rodney District Council and Auckland Transport. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news