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
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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