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Jetstar Flies First 787 Low-Cost Route

Jetstar Flies First 787 Low-Cost Route

Jetstar has operated its inaugural Boeing 787 Dreamliner revenue flight, with its first 787-8, VH-VKA, operating flight JQ432 between Melbourne and the Gold Coast on Wednesday.

More than 250 passengers, including Jetstar CEO Jane Hrdlicka and representatives from Boeing and General Electric, were aboard the flight, which departed a wet Melbourne Airport at just after 11 a.m. and touched down at the Gold Coast 1 hour and 39 minutes later. The crew was led by Jetstar Capt. Peter Terrill and cabin manager Andrew Pahuru.

“Today, we celebrate Jetstar being the first low fares airline in Asia Pacific to start commercial 787 services,” Hrdlicka said.

For the complete story by Australian Aviation, click here.

Photo by Jetstar

Updated: November 14, 2013 — 9:20 AM

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