Jetstar says goodbye TV screens, hello extra business seats in 787 Dreamliner upgrades

Jetstar says goodbye TV screens, hello extra business seats in 787 Dreamliner upgrades
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Jetstar will invest millions of dollars into a new upgrade that will see its Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet provide new levels of comfort and choice for its passengers.

    Upgrades will be carried out on economy and business class cabins with new seating, inflight connectivity and lie-flat crew rest areas to fly greater distances.

    Headrests will be without screens in the economy cabin, although the seat back will feature smartphone and tablet holders as well as a power outlet and six-way headrests.

    For the first time, customers will be able to surf the internet thanks to onboard Wi-Fi available on their own devices.

    “This multi-million-dollar fleet revamp will allow us to offer our customers more choice, comfort and amenities when flying longer distances internationally,” CEO, Jetstar, Stephanie Tully, said.

    “Our existing 787 business class offering is extremely popular, so we’re doubling the number of business class seats, and to keep customers connected in the air, we’re introducing on-board Wi-Fi.

    “The new crew rest areas mean our crew will be able to get the rest they need to operate longer flights, unlocking the possibility of exciting new destinations like Sri Lanka and India.”

    In response to growing customer demand for more choice and extra comfort when flying long-haul, Jetstar will increase business seats to 44 from 21. It will also develop new ways for customers including Club Jetstar members to book a business seat.

    In the business cabin, the seats will have device holders, a power outlet, headrests and a generous recline.

    To accommodate the extra business seats, the total number of seats across the aircraft (business and economy) will drop by 10 to 325.

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