What seems to be Jetstar policy is that an engineering issue needs to be 'signed-off' by an engineer and it seems that GSL Aviation Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain was chartered to fly one from Cairns to Hamo and back during the evening before VH-VQP could depart.
|A Jetstar A320 arrives at Mackay Airport (File photo)|
The delay is rather timely as the local Daily Mercury newspaper reported this week that during October this year, the BITRE airline on-time report performance monthly report showed only 65% of Jetstar flights departed Mackay Airport on time. This figure is some 15% worse than competitors Virgin Australia and Qantas/QantasLink.
Also, 22.4% of Jetstar flights into Mackay Airport failed to arrive on time.
Photo taken by 'AC' ©