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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Post Christmas Extra and Positioning Flights.


The following additional flights operated today:

Airbus A321 VH-VWX JQ7401 Sydney – Melbourne

Airbus A320 VH-VQI JQ7981 Coolangatta –Sydney positioning flight.

JetStar A320 VH-VQB JQ973 Avalon Diversion.


Airbus A320 VH-VQB operating JQ973 Perth – Melbourne (depart Perth 23 December) diverted to Avalon this morning. The aircraft then positioned Avalon – Melbourne as JQ7984.

JetStar A320 VH-VGT Operates New Zealand Extra.


Airbus A320 VH-VGT operated an extra Auckland – Christchurch rotation today as JQ7950/JQ7951.

A320 VH-VGQ Operates Trans Tasman Extra.


Airbus A320 VH-VGQ operated an extra Christchurch – Brisbane rotation today as JQ7182/JQ7183.

JetStar Airbus A320 VH-VGA Enters Service.


Airbus A320 VH-VGA, which arrived in Melbourne on 24 November, finally entered service today as JQ566 Melbourne – Brisbane.

JetStar A330-200 VH-EBB Operates Denpasar Bali Extra.


Airbus A330-200 VH-EBB positioned Coolangatta – Melbourne this morning as JQ7991 in order to operate Melbourne – Denpasar as JQ1035. The aircraft then positioned Denpasar – Sydney as JQ7992.

Christchurch Earth Tremor Causes JetStar Cancellations and Diversions.


Multiple earth tremors caused the closure of Christchurch airport for a period today leading to the following diversions.

JQ249 Auckland – Christchurch operated by Airbus A320 VH-VGR returned to Auckland.

JQ251 Auckland – Christchurch operated by Airbus A320 VH-VGQ diverted to Wellington.

The following flights are cancelled:

JQ182 Christchurch – Brisbane

JQ182 Brisbane – Christchurch

JQ248 Christchurch – Auckland

JQ250 Christchurch – Auckland

JQ251 Auckland – Christchurch

JQ253 Auckland – Christchurch

JQ254 Christchurch – Auckland

JQ259 Auckland – Christchurch.

JetStar A330-200 VH-EBF Returns from Manila Maintenance.


Following maintenance Airbus A330-200 VH-EBF departed Manila for Melbourne today as JQ7992.

A320 VH-VQG Positions South from Darwin.


Airbus A320 VH-VQG which has not been seen in traffic since operating JQ81 Brisbane – Darwin on 9 December, positioned Darwin – Sydney in the early hours of this morning as JQ7991.

VH-VQF JQ484 Coolangatta Diversion.


Airbus A320 VH-VQF operating JQ484 Newcastle –Brisbane diverted via Coolangatta for fuel today due to high winds causing delays to arrivals at Brisbane.

JetStar A320 VH-VFD On Delivery.


Airbus A320 VH-VFD departed Toulouse on delivery as JQ7992 today initially routing Toulouse – Dubai –Singapore – Melbourne. This aircraft is MSN4922 which was originally to go to JetStar Asia as 9V-JSO.

JetStar Coolangatta Weather Diversions and Cancellations.


evere weather at Coolangatta caused the following diversions this morning:

JQ12 Tokyo Narita – Coolangatta operated by A330-200 VH-EBK diverted to Brisbane. The aircraft later positioned to Coolangatta as JQ7991.

JQ20 Osaka – Coolangatta operated by A330-200 VH-EBB diverted to Brisbane. The aircraft later positioned to Coolangatta as JQ7993.

JQ400 Sydney – Coolangatta operated by A320 VH-VGF diverted to Brisbane. The aircraft later positioned Brisbane – Sydney as JQ7981.

JQ402 Sydney – Coolangatta operated by A320 VH-VQY diverted to Brisbane. The aircraft later positioned Brisbane – Sydney as JQ7985.

JQ430 Melbourne – Coolangatta operated by A321 VH-VWX diverted to Brisbane. The aircraft later positioned Brisbane – Melbourne as JQ7983.

The following flights were cancelled:

JQ403 Coolangatta – Sydney

JQ404 Sydney – Coolangatta

JQ407 Coolangatta – Sydney

JQ433 Coolangatta – Melbourne

JQ492 Newcastle – Coolangatta

JQ493 Coolangatta – Newcastle.

VH-EBK JQ11 Brisbane Diversion.


Airbus A330-200 VH-EBK operating JQ11 Coolangatta – Tokyo Narita was around an hour into the flight when it turned back and diverted to Brisbane. The flight and the return JQ12 were subsequently cancelled. VH-EBK later positioned Brisbane – Coolangatta as JQ7992.

JetStar Perth Weather Cancellations.


Heavy storms over Western Australia caused the following cancellations today:

JQ968 Melbourne – Perth
JQ969 Perth – Melbourne
JQ978 Cairns – Perth
JQ980 Brisbane – Perth
JQ985 Perth – Sydney.

Sydney Airport Masterplan Revealed.


A new masterplan for Sydney Airport has been released today. JetStar domestic operations would remain as they are at Terminal 3.