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Jetstar And The A321?  
User currently offlineTruemanQLD From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 1596 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1727 times:

Jetstar was looking at purchasing 6 A321's a little whil back to use on busy domestic routes . Did they scrap these plans or is it just down the pipeline? With the A320 and A321 having very similair cockpit, it wouldnt really cost them anything, except for the planes (no big retraining etc). The routes that I thought of were; BNE-SYD, OOL-SYD, SYD-AVV, AVV-PER(?) and maybe a DRW route. Any ideas?

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User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5316 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

I reckon the should get some A321's and pop Star Class up the front and use them on Trans Tasman & Bali routes

User currently offlineEXTspotter From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

I am suprised that they haven't gone for A318s yet, yes they are expensive, but they share commonality and can go to smaller airports.


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User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7089 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

Quoting EXTspotter (Reply 2):
I am suprised that they haven't gone for A318s yet, yes they are expensive, but they share commonality and can go to smaller airports.

Do they have a need to fly to airports that can not handle a A319/A320 ??



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User currently offlineMotorHussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3334 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

Quoting Columba (Reply 3):
Do they have a need to fly to airports that can not handle a A319/A320 ??

Well if Virgin Blue are going to be flying EMB Jets to smaller destinations, probably yes.



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User currently offlineVhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1494 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

The only real advantage of the A318 is the aircraft can get into airports like LCY. In Australia every airport that JQ fly to now and in the future can take A319 sized aircraft and higher. Virgin Blue has a completely different business model from Jetstar, the E70 and E90's are mainly for better frequencies on thinner routes where the 737-700 with 144 seats is too big aimed at getting more corporate traffic. Jetstar is a strictly leisure oriented arm of QF where they have Qantaslink Q400's competing with Virgin Blue's E-Jets. Any future A32S family aircraft in JQ's fleet would either be A319's for thinner routes (ie OOL-NTL). or A321's for busier routes (ie SYD/MEL-OOL). the E-Jet has much better operating economics then the A318 and if JQ needed something smaller the the A319 they would order something else rather then the A318.




J



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User currently offlineTruemanQLD From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 1596 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

Does anyone know if JQ is still considering the A321 or the A319? The A321 would be mainly used on OOL routes I would assume where alot of JQ's leisure market is...

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