Jetstar’s new A321neo LR aircraft will improve range and comfort
With 18 new Airbus A321neo LR aircraft on the way, we’re looking forward to giving you an even better flying experience. Here’s what you can expect.
- November 2019
For airlines, receiving a brand-new aircraft type feels like Christmas. We’re excited about the 18 new Airbus A321neo LR aircraft that we will be taking delivery of starting in August 2020.
The longer range, more fuel efficient, quieter Jetstar A321 LR will seat 232 passengers in a single class cabin that lifts the bar on comfort for low fares travellers in Australia.
Key cabin features include:
- Award-winning ergonomic Recaro seats with tapered arm rests for greater living space.
- Extra-large overhead bins with 40 per cent more space, providing passengers with more room to stow bags overhead.
- Wireless in-flight entertainment, giving passengers the ability to access entertainment on their personal devices.
- Flip-down smartphone and tablet cradles and in-seat USB power to keep personal devices charged.
- Colour LED lighting that adjusts to the different stages of flight, which provides greater levels of passenger comfort and supports transition through various stages of flight.
Jetstar is the first low fares airline in Australia to offer wireless in-flight entertainment.
So, what is the Airbus A321neo LR? The simplest explanation is that it’s the next generation of the A321 twin engine jet that’s already popular around the world. The ‘neo’ designation stands for ‘new engine option’ – referring to the quieter, more fuel-efficient CFM LEAP engines developed for the aircraft, which reduce fuel burn by at least 15 per cent and aircraft noise by 50 per cent.
The neo will also give us an extended flying range, with the ability to fly 1,200kms further.
The Airbus A321neo LR will operate from the East Coast of Australia to places like Bali, which is Jetstar’s most popular international destination. This means we will operate a mix of Airbus A321 and Boeing 787s on key international routes, freeing some of our larger aircraft (Boeing 787s) to explore new route options or fly more to existing destinations such as Vietnam, China, Thailand and Hawaii.
For detailed aircraft specifications, please see our fleet page.