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Qantas Group to Lease Additional A330s for Jetstar

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The Qantas Group has confirmed it is to take four additional wide-body A330 aircraft, on six-year leases. The aircraft, the first of which (an A330-200) will be delivered in November 2010, will help Jetstar to build its long haul international network.

"A key component of the group's growth strategy is its significant fleet renewal program," said Qantas Chief Executive Officer, Mr Alan Joyce. "We currently have more than 160 aircraft on order over the next 10 years, including 50 Boeing 787s for operation by both Jetstar and Qantas."

Jetstar currently operates a fleet of six A330-200s. This will increase to seven in December 2009 and grow to eleven with the delivery of these new two-class, 303-seat aircraft.

The group is also considering a fifth leased A330-200, also for operation by Jetstar.

"Jetstar's growth is an important part of our two brand strategy and these new aircraft will support the airline's growth across its international network which covers Australia, South East Asia and the Asia Pacific ahead of the delivery of the Qantas Group's first B787-9," he said.

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