Jetstar Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo.
Jetstar as we all know is part of the Qantas group, with this being the first neo delivered to the group.
The aircraft is the first of 38 A320neo Family aircraft for Jetstar, comprising 18 A321neo and 20 A321XLR. These are part of a larger backlog of single-aisle aircraft ordered by the Qantas Group, which now stands at 149 aircraft.
Jetstar’s Airbus A321neo will be powered by twin CFM International LEAP-1A engines and features an updated livery too. It is fitted with an additional fuel tank, enabling the aircraft to fly between all destinations on its Australian domestic network, as well as to South East Asia, including Bali.
For those looking in the cabin, the aircraft is configured in a single-class layout, with 232 seats installed. Recaro’s BL3710 seat will be utilised in the aircraft.
The interior also features the extra-large Airspace overhead bins offering a 40% increase in volume (compared to previous designs), USB ports and tablet holders at every seat and the latest lighting system for an improved passenger experience.
Built for moving passengers
The Jetstar A321neo is built for one purpose – moving passengers. That can be seen with its single-class layout with a dense configuration. There will be some home comforts for them, but Jetstar will be aiming to maximise its investment in this aircraft by ensuring all the seats are filled.
As more A321neo aircraft come online for the airline, it will offer them the chance to build networks with these people movers, as well as nail down the configuration for its A321XLR plans in the future.
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