Passengers were grounded in Launceston on Sunday night after a Jetstar flight to Sydney was cancelled.
Flight JQ750 was due to depart Launceston at 8.40pm and arrive in Sydney at 10.15pm, but a Jetstar spokeswoman said the flight was delayed because of an engineering issue.
“As Sydney Airport has a curfew, the flight was required to be rescheduled to [Monday] morning,” the spokeswoman said.
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Just after 10pm on Sunday, Launceston Airport used its Facebook page to call on anyone with spare accommodation to get in touch.
“Due to a cancelled flight tonight, we’re looking to help passengers and the airline find an extra 20 accommodation rooms. They’ve found 50 so far,” the post said.
Passengers were provided with hotel accommodation where required.
A rescheduled service departed Launceston about 9.40am on Monday with passengers arriving in Sydney just after 11am.