Jetstar 787-8 VH-VKA arriving at Cairns this morning
In fact, this is the very first visit of a Boeing 787-8 to Cairns, making it a very historic moment.
According to Jetstar, the 787s will be flying domestic routes for about four weeks before launching international services by the end of this year:
“We will introduce the 787 on services from Melbourne to the Gold Coast and Melbourne to Cairns for just over four weeks before we launch international services towards the end of the year,” Ms Hrdlicka said.Source: http://www.jetstar.com/mediacentre/latest-announcements/detail?Id=0ae3b945-080d-4be0-9c73-e353ac8b022c&language=en
It departed back to Melbourne (YMML) as JQ1608.
Some more photos:
Parked over at the Domestic terminal