Joyce says Jetstar will be adding more A320s and possibly also larger A321s as part of its short-haul expansion. He adds that the airline is “flexible with leased or owned aircraft”.
“But we are looking at our plans for early 2008 onwards and we are trying to source aircraft because we believe that there are growth opportunities in the short-haul market - domestically, trans-Tasman [to New Zealand] and short-haul international.”
It will later replace the 787-8s with larger, longer-range 787-9s, which will enable it to expand further, including to the west coast of North America and Europe via South-east Asia. Bangkok, where it has set up a cabin crew base, is seen as the likely transit point for future European services.