TruemanQLD
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Jetstar And The A321?

Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:12 am

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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RE: Jetstar And The A321?

Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:14 am

I reckon the should get some A321's and pop Star Class up the front and use them on Trans Tasman & Bali routes
 
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RE: Jetstar And The A321?

Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:46 am

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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RE: Jetstar And The A321?

Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:02 am

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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RE: Jetstar And The A321?

Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:51 am

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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RE: Jetstar And The A321?

Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:55 am

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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RE: Jetstar And The A321?

Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:53 pm

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...