Jetstar today formally announced that the seat count on the A320 fleet will be increased to 186 seats by the installation of the space-flex galley and toilet arrangement and a new slimline Recaro seat. 43 aircraft will be reconfigured with work taking place at Brisbane and one other, as yet undetermined location. Work will be completed by the end of 2018.
JetStar today confirmed a 21J/314Y configuration for its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners. Business Class will be in a 2-3-2 configuration with Recaro recliner seats at 38″ pitch. Economy Class will be in a 3-3-3 configuration with slimline Pinnacle seats at 31″ pitch. The Panasonic ex2 AVOD system will be available in both cabins with 10.6 inch screens in Business and 9 inch screens in Economy.
Following CASA’s decision to ground Tiger Airways until 9th July pending investigations into safety issues JetStar has been quick to offer special fares to stranded Tiger passengers on production of their Tiger itinerary.
JetStar will also provide additional services where possible over the next week especially on the key holiday routes to Coolangatta/Gold Coast.
JetStar are set to charge an additional fee for traditional check-
JetStar amended their fare structure today which now runs as follows:
Starter Plus –
Starter Max –
Business Max –
In summary this means it is no longer possible for Economy passengers to purchase any fare with inclusive checked baggage allowance. Star Class is renamed Business and the base tickets have lounge access, QANTAS frequent flyer point accrual and the ability to refund removed. These benefits are reserved for the new Business Max level. Business Max fares appear to be set AU$200 per way above the standard Business fare.
Works is to commence to standardise seating across the fleet of A320 and A321. All A320s will become 180 seaters and the A321s will be increased to 220 seats via the removal of galley equipment. Seat pitch will not change during the reconfigurations due to the use of slimline seats.