Two go-arounds involving JetStar aircraft have been revealed to be under investigation.
A321 VH-VWW performing flight JQ57 Darwin – Singapore on 26th May 2010 went around at Singapore when an ‘incorrect configuration for landing’ warning sounded in the cockpit. This usually indicates that the gear has not been lowered. The Australian press has published extraordinary rumours that the pilot was sending a text message and was distracted.
Meanwhile A320 VH-VQZ performing JQ418 from Sydney to Coolangatta went around at Coolangatta on May 30th 2010. This incident is also under investigation.
JetStar today announced new A330-200 routes from Melbourne to Singapore operated by JetStar mainline and Singapore – Auckland operated by JetStar Asia.
From December 15th 2010 Melbourne – Singapore timings will be:
JQ7 Melbourne 1200 – Singapore 1650
JQ8 Singapore – 2050 – Melbourne 0655+1
From 17th March 2011 Singapore – Auckland timings will be:
3K401 Singapore 1950 – Auckland 1100 +1
3K402 Auckland 1220 – Singapore 1800.
JetStar have announced that a seventh A320 is to be based in New Zealand. It is not clear at this time whether the aircraft will be for International or Domestic services.
A320 VH-JQW was withdrawn from JetStar service today having operated JQ919 from Townsville to Melbourne as its final flight. The aircraft is expected to go to JetStar Asia as 9V-JQE in early July.
A320 VH-VGQ departed Toulouse on delivery today as JQ7992 flying Toulouse – Dubai – Singapore – Darwin – Newcastle.