Jetstar’s squeezing another row of seats onto its A320s

Andrew Munro 6 November 2017

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6 more passengers per flight with the same legroom as before.

Jetstar is renovating the bulk of its A320 fleet by adding another row of 6 seats to 43 (out of 53) of its A320 aircraft, taking the total number of spots to 186.

"The additional six seats improve the economics of these aircraft and help us to keep offering the low fares we are known for," said Dean Salter, CEO of Jetstar Australia and New Zealand. "These aircraft will allow us to carry more customers, particularly at peak times, to holiday destinations."

Jetstar's A320s mostly ply Australia-New Zealand-Asia routes, so you can expect to find the it on trips to some of the most popular destinations, most likely including Phuket and other Thailand destinations, Vietnam and of course Bali. It's estimated that these renovations will equate to another 600,000 passengers every year.

You might not notice it though, as the usual seat pitch, averaging 73.66cm on the A320, will remain unchanged. The new row has instead come about by reshuffling the toilets, and at the expense of galley space.

Jetstar isn't known for its food though, so other than a few shinier and newer seats this upgrade might be almost invisible to passengers.


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