#UK Jetstar grounds almost haul its long-haul fleet as thousands stranded in Bali, Thailand #UKnews

#UK Jetstar grounds almost haul its long-haul fleet as thousands stranded in Bali, Thailand #UKnews

#UK Jetstar grounds almost haul its long-haul fleet as thousands stranded in Bali, Thailand #UKnews

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Jetstar blames lightning and fowl strikes for grounding almost HALF of its fleet as thousands of Aussies are left stranded abroad

  • Jetstar grounds 4 of its 11 Boeing 787 Dreamliners on account of engineering points
  • Airline stated one will return to service this week with two extra subsequent week 
  • Thousands of travellers have been stranded abroad on account of flight cancellations 

Jetstar is desperately working to get its planes again in the air after engineering points compelled the corporate to floor almost half of its fleet, leaving thousands of Australians stranded abroad. 

The price range airline confirmed that, by the top of Tuesday, 4 of its 11 lengthy haul Boeing 787 Dreamliners could be grounded to endure emergency repairs.

One aircraft will return to service later this week with two extra 787s to take to the skies subsequent week, leaving just one aircraft out of operation. 

A Jetstar spokesperson informed Daily Mail Australia the fleet had been impacted by ‘a variety of points’, together with a lightning strike, a collision with a fowl, injury from an merchandise on the runway and points sourcing a component from the US.

‘The workforce is working laborious to return these plane to service as rapidly as attainable nonetheless, security stays our first precedence,’ they stated.

It’s understood greater than 4,000 passengers have spent additional time in Bali after seeing their return flights with Jetstar both cancelled or delayed. 

Jetstar has grounded four of its 11 long haul aircraft as thousands of Australians are left stranded overseas

Jetstar has grounded 4 of its 11 lengthy haul plane as thousands of Australians are left stranded abroad

 Some of these passengers had been compelled to attend as much as 5 days to be placed on one other flight whereas others paid thousands of {dollars} to journey house with a special airline. 

One lady from Melbourne, Meagan Mulder, stated she, her husband and their two children had a seven-hour delay in getting house, however the state of affairs was a lot worse for the chums they’d travelled with across the Indonesian nation.

‘We had 12 mates who had been on the midnight flight (on Sunday) evening, they’d their flight cancelled, they cannot get one other flight anyplace for seven folks till Friday this week, in order that they’ve needed to get extra lodging and the whole lot,’ she informed NCA Newswire.

It's understood there were 4,000 passengers in Bali who had their return flights with Jetstar cancelled or delayed

It’s understood there have been 4,000 passengers in Bali who had their return flights with Jetstar cancelled or delayed

Other mates she knew ended up spending $10,000 to fly through Kuala Lumpur with one other airline. 

Similar points have been seen in Thailand with one lady from Brisbane on account of fly house along with her husband and two children from Phuket on Saturday evening solely to seek out out their flight had been cancelled.

The household was informed the following accessible flight was on September 12 – 9 days after their unique return journey, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. 

 For these stranded abroad, passengers will likely be given $150 per lodge room by Jetstar and $30 per particular person for meals. 

‘Our groups are working laborious to get passengers on their manner as quickly as attainable – we’re placing on 5 particular companies to deliver folks house and reserving seats on Qantas flights additionally,’ a Jetstar spokesperson stated.

Flight credit or refunds have additionally been provided. 

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