Holidaymakers based in South Australia can look forward to more seats and an improved in-flight experience.
Jetstar’s newest and most fuel-efficient aircraft, the A321neo LR, will start flying from Adelaide to Bali starting on July 21. The aircraft has up to 46 more seats on each flight compared to the Airbus A320 currently operating on the route. Deploying the A31neo increases capacity by 25 percent and adds around 58,000 more seats on an annual basis, giving Jetstar the ability to shuttle over 250,000 customers a year between the South Australian capital and Denpasar’s Ngurah Rai International Airport.
The Qantas subsidiary’s longer-range Neos will be permanently based in Adelaide from the middle of the year, flying to Bali as well as domestic destinations to support the budget carrier’s ongoing commitment to provide affordable air travel. One-way fares between Adelaide and Denpasar start from as low as A$280 (about US$189) for select dates from July 24 to September 14, 2023.
Jetstar Group CEO, Stephanie Tully, said in a statement, “Bali has always been Jetstar’s most popular international destination and it’s not hard to see why with its beautiful beaches, delicious food, friendly locals, affordability, and proximity to Australia. We’re proud to be flying the newest aircraft in our fleet — the A321neo LR — between Adelaide and Denpasar from mid-July, opening up more seats so that more customers can access our low fares each year.”
The A321neo LR offers an improved in-flight experience as it features a quieter cabin, wider seats, larger overhead bins, inflight USB charging, and seat-back device holders. Jetstar’s A321neo LR fleet is continuing to grow: the fifth Neo is due to touch down early next month from the Airbus factory in Germany. The aircraft manufacturer will be delivering 18 Neos in total by the middle of 2024.