Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Jetstar Japan Receives First A320
Qantas Group subsidiary Jetstar Japan is the first Japanese carrier to take delivery of the A320 equipped with Sharklets, Airbus’ fuel saving wing tip devices.
(Jetstar's A320 with Sharklets. Courtesy, Airbus)
Jetstar Japan, which first launched services in July 2012, operates an all-Airbus fleet of seven leased A320s and plans to increase the fleet to 24 aircraft by the end of 2014.
Airbus CEO John Leahy said the Sharklets can reduce fuel burn by four percent compared to an A320 not equipped with the wingtips.
(The Sharklets on Jetstar's new A320. Courtesy, Airbus.)
“The new Sharklet-equipped A320 will help us to save on fuel costs and allow us to continue to offer low fares to our customer,” said Jetstar Japan President Miyuki Suzuki. More