13 Feb 2017

Jetstar flight departs Dunedin after 21-hour delay

2:40 pm on 13 February 2017

A Jetstar flight from Dunedin to Auckland that was delayed for 21 hours, stranding dozens of passengers, has finally departed.

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The Jetstar flight from Dunedin to Auckland was due to depart at 4.30pm yesterday, but was cancelled because of engineering problems.

It was rescheduled to 1pm today, and after a 30 minute delay, finally left.

A Jetstar spokesman said the 124 passengers had the choice of accommodation for the night or a refund.

An Air New Zealand flight out of the city to Christchurch, due to leave at 8pm, was also cancelled last night for the same reason.

A spokeswoman for that airline said the 36 passengers were all rebooked on other flights.