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Jetstar cancels flight from Sydney Airport amid storm

Passengers left stranded after Jetstar cancelled flights out of Sydney Airport
Holidaymakers claimed..

  • Passengers left stranded after Jetstar cancelled flights out of Sydney Airport
  • Holidaymakers claimed they were forced to book flights with alternate airlines
  • Airline said three of its flights had been cancelled due to severe thunderstorm

By Max Margan For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 01:47 EST, 20 December 2017 | Updated: 03:27 EST, 20 December 2017

Hundreds of passengers have been left stranded after Jetstar cancelled flights out of Sydney Airport as severe thunderstorms batter the city.

Angry holidaymakers said they had been forced to book flights with other airlines after the last-minute cancellations on Wednesday afternoon.

'It's just ridiculous, I'm about to hop in a cab to the airport and I get this text from Jetstar saying my flight was cancelled,' one told Daily Mail Australia.

'Now I've had to pay an extra $250 to book a flight on Virgin. How can Virgin and Qantas be flying and Jetstar not?'

Hundreds of passengers have been left stranded after Jetstar cancelled flights out of Sydney Airport

Hundreds of passengers have been left stranded after Jetstar cancelled flights out of Sydney Airport

Severe thunderstorms swept over the Harbour City on Wednesday afternoon after a scorching daySevere thunderstorms swept over the Harbour City on Wednesday afternoon after a scorching day

Severe thunderstorms swept over the Harbour City on Wednesday afternoon after a scorching day

Jetstar said three of its flights had been cancelled and all affected passengers would be on the next available departure.

But the irate traveller said he was told he couldn't fly to his destination with the airline for nearly 20 hours.

'They gave me a voucher because the next flight I could have got wasn't until 1.30pm tomorrow,' he said.

A Jetstar spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia: 'We've had three cancellations on flights to Brisbane, Melbourne and Hobart.

'It's just ridiculous, I'm about to hop in a cab to the airport and I get this text from Jetstar saying my flight was cancelled,' one passenger told Daily Mail Australia'It's just ridiculous, I'm about to hop in a cab to the airport and I get this text from Jetstar saying my flight was cancelled,' one passenger told Daily Mail Australia

'It's just ridiculous, I'm about to hop in a cab to the airport and I get this text from Jetstar saying my flight was cancelled,' one passenger told Daily Mail Australia

The airline said three of its flights had been cancelled due to severe thunderstorms sweeping over the cityThe airline said three of its flights had been cancelled due to severe thunderstorms sweeping over the city

The airline said three of its flights had been cancelled due to severe thunderstorms sweeping over the city

'But we're still flying, we'll just have see what the storm does and whether it's going to impact flights any further.'

The temperature dropped in Sydney by 10C in just a few minutes on Wednesday afternoon as the storm swept across the city following a scorching 40C day.

Footage showed massive lightening strikes over the Harbour Bridge, though the city saw limited rainfall.

The storm is expected to clear on Wednesday evening and showers are forecast for Thursday.

Jetstar said three of its flights had been cancelled and all affected passengers would be on the next available flight (stock image)Jetstar said three of its flights had been cancelled and all affected passengers would be on the next available flight (stock image)

Jetstar said three of its flights had been cancelled and all affected passengers would be on the next available flight (stock image)

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Overwhelming response to SPP[hhmc]
The company was overwhelmed by the response to its SPP which closed early and more than twice oversubscribed with the target subsequently increased to $2.5 million from $1.2 million.

Subscriptions in excess of $3 million were received and as a result, the SPP was closed with immediate effect.

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Argonaut Resources NL (ASX:ARE) directors have demonstrated their faith in the company’s copper-zinc strategy by participating in the recently closed share purchase plan (SPP).

Independent non-executive chairman Patrick Elliot purchased more than 4.465 million shares at 0.55 cents per share in an indirect interest.

He now holds 5,876,159 shares in that interest with another 20,324,574 held in a separate indirect interest.

Independent non-executive chairman Malcolm Richmond acquired more than 5.454 million shares in a direct interest, increasing the number held in this interest to almost 15 million with another 1 million held in an indirect interest.

Overwhelming response to SPP


The company was overwhelmed by the response to its SPP which closed early and more than twice oversubscribed with the target subsequently increased to $2.5 million from $1.2 million.

Subscriptions in excess of $3 million were received and as a result, the SPP was closed with immediate effect.

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As a part of the program, a minimum of four diamond holes will be drilled to a depth of 500 metres to test a VMS target similar to the nearby DeGrussa deposit of Sandfire Resources (ASX:SFR).

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Pan Asia Metals Ltd (ASX:PAM) has had positive discussions with authorities in Phang Nga Province, Thailand, including the provincial government, for its Reung Kiet Lithium Project.

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The presentation and subsequent discussions were aimed at assisting Phang Nga Provincial Government in their considerations for the proposed mining and industrial development areas.

Provincial Government discussions


Pan Asia was recently invited by the chief executive officer of the Phang Nga Provincial Administrative Organisation (PAO), a Phang Nga Provincial Government coordinating body, to represent PAM and the Reung Kiet Lithium Project.

The meeting was also attended by the head of Phang Nga Provincial Industry along with the representatives of the Phang Nga Provincial Public Works and Town Planning Office.

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