Qantas has today confirmed that 18 of its order of 99 A320neo family aircraft will be A321neoLR to be operated by Jetstar. Deliveries will be in the 2020/21 and the 2021/22 financial years,
The A321neoLR is a brand new state of the art, highly efficient narrow body aircraft. It is the quietest, most fuel efficient and furthest flying of all competing aircraft. It has the range potential to fly Sydney to Singapore with a full load of 230 passengers.
The longer range of the A321neoLR means direct flights from East Coast of Australia to Bali, not previously possible with A320 aircraft. This will mean that Boeing 787s which currently operate Bali services can be freed up for extra flights to destinations such China, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam.
They will also replace some of Jetstar’s oldest A320s on popular domestic routes such as Sydney to Melbourne and the Gold Coast. Some of the A320s will be moved to QantasLink to increase capacity on regional routes, whilst others will be returned to their lessor.