Linked Plane Disappearance Spooks Air Travellers
JAKARTA, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Indonesia’s transport ministry has cracked down on the sale of low-cost tickets for home flights to ensure airlines do not lower corners on safety, authorities mentioned on Thursday, simply over per week after an AirAsia flight crashed into the Java Sea.
A plane belonging to Indonesia AirAsia, forty nine p.c owned by Malaysia-based budget service AirAsia, vanished on Sunday on a flight from the Indonesian metropolis of Surabaya to Singapore. There had been 162 people on board Flight QZ8501, which is presumed to have crashed at sea. Last month the corporate posted its worst quarterly loss since late 2011, as passenger numbers and average fare yields fell sharply. The airline’s passenger numbers dropped 14 yr-on-12 months within the July-Sept interval. The Tokyo-Kuala Lumpur flights will use Airbus A330 aircraft and the company hopes to eventually offer flights daily from an initial three per week.
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