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First Jetstar Asia flight to Sanya takes off

The inaugural Jetstar Asia flight from Singapore to Sanya, China – the first of two return services a week – departed this morning at 7.00am from Singapore Changi Airport and is scheduled to arrive at 9.50am at Sanya International Airport Jetstar’s inaugural flight today will further showcase Hainan island also known as the ‘Hawaii of the East’ as a tourism destina...

Jetstar’s 787 Dreamliners flying with risky engine problem

BOEING 787 jets used by Jetstar are flying with a known engine problem that could shut down the engine mid-flight, according to The Australian newspaper. Jetstar is understood to be working on repairs to a number of General Electric-made engines in its 787 Dreamliner fleet in order to resolve the problem, which could lead to a loss of oil pressure. The engine problem could trigger a mid-flig...

Jetstar flight met by fire trucks after turning back to Sydney Airport

A Jetstar flight has been turned back to Sydney Airport and was met by emergency services after a "strange smell" was detected on board. JQ517, which departed for Melbourne at 2.02pm on Sunday, was turned back after about 10 minutes when the smell was found. The Airbus A321 landed on the runway about 2.30pm. One witness said the plane pulled up on a vacant taxiway...

Passengers Terrified When Jetstar Engine Trouble Caused Shuddering, Banging in Midair

Spark-like flashes of light, bangs and shudders forced a Jetstar plane to turn around shortly after take-off and land back at Auckland Airport. An engine issue occurred just after take off on a flight from Auckland to Dunedin on Saturday afternoon, forcing the plane to turn around. Passenger Tony Robinson said there were eight to nine orange flashes of light that looked like sparks, loud ban...

Kids Stranded at Airport After Last-Minute Jetstar Cancellation

A group of 50 schoolchildren are stranded in Wellington Airport after their flight to Auckland was cancelled at the last minute. A parent of one of the children, who had been in Wellington for an orchestra trip, had been told by Jetstar they would not be able to fly the group home until Tuesday because of an engineering problem. But Jetstar said it hoped to be able to fly the students b...

Incident: Jetstar A320 Enroute on Dec. 11, 2015, Hydraulic Failure

A Jetstar Airbus A320-200, registration VH-VFV performing flight JQ-127 from Adelaide, SA (Australia) to Denpasar Bali (Indonesia), was enroute at FL340 about 540nm northnorthwest of Adelaide,SA over central Australia when the crew decided to turn back to Adelaide due to the failure of one of the hydraulic systems. The aircraft descended to FL250 for the flight back and landed safely back in Adela...

Jetstar expands Avalon network with new Adelaide and Hobart flights

Jetstar will add flights from Avalon to Hobart and Adelaide from March 2016 as part of its commitment to increase flying from Melbourne’s second airport. The low-cost carrier will fly four times a week to Hobart and three times a week to Adelaide from Avalon, Jetstar said on Tuesday. Starting new routes from Avalon, located to Melbourne’s west near Geelong, was a condition of the...