Christchurch Airport Closure Causes JetStar Diversion.

Christchurch Airport has been closed due to an earthquake in the area which has caused the evacuation of the radar centre. All JetStar services to and from the airport are therefore cancelled. JQ159 from Melbourne with A320 VH-VGP was en route and diverted to Hobart before returning to Melbourne as JQ7159.

Tropical Cyclone Carlos Closes Darwin.

Darwin airport is closed to all traffic today due to Tropical Cyclone Carlos battering the region. The airport is expected to remain closed tomorrow also. Therefore Darwin hub International A320 operations are suspended.

JetStar Half Yearly Results Announced.

As per of the QANTAS group half yearly results announcement for the period ending December 31st 2010 JetStar half year profits were revealed as increasing by 18% to A$143 million.

JetStar Cyclone Yasi Aircraft Evacutations.

JetStar evacuated all aircraft due to overnight in Tropical North Queensland tonight to Brisbane. Aircraft moving were:

JQ7105 Airbus A320 VH-VQQ Hamilton Island – Brisbane.

JQ7107 Airbus A320 VH-VGY Cairns – Brisbane.

JQ7111 Airbus A320 VH-VQM Cairns – Brisbane.

JQ7115 Airbus A320 VH-VGZ Cairns – Brisbane.