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Jetstar deploys B787 on Cairns–Osaka route

10 Sep 2014 by Clement Huang
Jetstar has started upgrading its non-stop flights between Australia and Japan. With the low-cost carrier now having received seven Boeing 787-8s, it has started using the Dreamliner to replace the Airbus A330 on several long-haul services. Having first introduced the fuel-efficient aircraft to its Gold Coast–Tokyo flights in July and Cairns–Tokyo in August, Jetstar has now extended its B787 service onto its Cairns­–Osaka route. For a seatplan of the B787-8, click here. Cairns and Gold Coast represent important transit points for Jetstar customers flying to Japan. Passengers from neighbouring Australian cities would usually connect through Cairns or Gold Coast for flights towards Japan. The only other direct link by Jetstar between the two countries is the carrier’s Melbourne–Tokyo service. Jetstar is scheduled to take delivery of a further four more B787-8 aircraft. While originally slated to receive a total of 14 Dreamliners, Jetstar was forced to defer three of them as part of the Qantas cost-cutting programme, first announced back in February (see here). For more information, visit jetstar.com/au Clement Huang
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