JetStar Japan Rumour.

Reports from Japan suggest that JetStar may be about to enter into a joint venture with Japan Airlines to launch a new airline in Japan. JetStar and Japan Airlines would each hold a 30% stake with the remaining 40% held by other Japanese companies.

JetStar is already known in the Japanese market thanks to flights from Osaka and Tokyo Narita to Cairns and Coolangatta/Gold Coast and so the JetStar name is expected to be used.

Flights Cancelled Ash Cloud Returns.

With ash returning to New Zealand airspace all New Zealand domestic services were cancelled today along with trans-Tasman services to and from Wellington and Queenstown.

Melbourne Ash Cloud Cancellations.

Melbourne airport was closed this morning leading to all morning services being cancelled. All domestic New Zealand and trans-Tasman flights are cancelled.