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Jetstar’s first 787 to arrive Wednesday

written by WOFA | October 4, 2013
On its way... Australia's first 787. (Jetstar)
On its way… Australia’s first 787. (Jetstar)

Jetstar’s – and Australia’s – first 787 will arrive in Melbourne at 1305 on Wednesday October 9. Due to depart Boeing’s Paine Field in Seattle on Monday carrying flight number JQ7878, the aircraft – VH-VKA (pictured) – will transit Honolulu overnight before arriving to a welcome ceremony at Jetstar’s Melbourne Airport facility on Wednesday.

After arrival, the 335-seat 787-8 will be used for familiarisation before being put into service initially on domestic routes in November. Following a period of bedding-down through local flying, the 787 will then be pressed into international services.

Read the full story on the delivery of Jetstar’s 787 in the November issue of Australian Aviation, out on October 31.


  • Hayden Lamb - YPPH Spotters


    Great to see a 788 entering the Aussie aircraft registry. Cant wait to see her down over here in Perth 🙂

  • Graeme


    335 seats in a 787-8….Strewth!

  • Ray E


    Any word of an Australian ‘tour’ for the 787? What cities and when?

  • Corey C


    Just saw her set down at 1313 at MEL Airport, she is currently at Gate 16 🙂

  • Phil C


    YIKES ! 1 inch LESS pitch in many seats than the A330 3 in cattle class
    No way gettibg on that on long haul low cost or not .
    What were they thinking ?

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