TruemanQLD From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 1512 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1552 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?
Vhqpa From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 1456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1552 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.
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