>strong>Australian airliners Jetstar Airways – part of the Qantas Group – got its first Boeing 787 Dremaliner on October 7th, 2013.
Jetstar’s 787 Dreamliner departed Monday morning from Boeing’s Everett, Washington (USA) delivery center and headed for Melbourne, Australia, where the plane was greeted by airline employees and special guests.
“In just 10 short years, Jetstar has grown to be the largest low fares carrier in the Asia Pacific, carrying more than 100 million passengers. The 787 will set up the airline for another decade of growth”, announced Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce.
The 787 has larger, electrically-dimmable windows, larger stow bins, LED lighting, higher humidity, a lower cabin altitude and cleaner air. The 787 uses 20 percent less fuel and emits 20 percent fewer emissions than similarly sized airplanes.
Jetstar has 14 Dreamliners on order and expects to fly an all-787 long-haul fleet by 2015.