An abusive passenger on a Jetstar flight to Bali has caused 267 people to be stuck on the Indonesian island.
Jetstar says it dealt with an incident professionally after a disruptive passenger left 267 passengers stranded in Bali.
The man became verbally abusive on flight JQ35, which departed Melbourne at 6pm on Wednesday and landed in Bali about six hours later.
A Jetstar spokesman said “due to the nature of the incident and in the interest of crew wellbeing”, the return flight from Bali to Brisbane was cancelled.
All passengers were provided with accommodation in Bali and have been reaccommodated on services departing on Thursday, he said.
“Jetstar does not does not tolerate antisocial behaviour,” the spokesman said.
“Our crew are trained to deal with these situations and handled the incident professionally.”
The disruptive passenger was denied entry to Indonesia and will be deported.
“Jetstar is liaising with the Australian Federal Police in relation to the incident.”
The incident comes after Queensland plumber Matthew Lockley sparked a hijack alert by attempting to get into the cockpit of a Virgin plane bound for Bali in April.