Indonesia sanctions 5 carriers for route violations
TransNusa, which serves the east of Indonesia, mainly Nusa Tenggara and southern Sulawesi, is one of five airlines recently sanctioned for route violations by the Indonesian aviation regulator.
February 1, 2015
Five Indonesian carriers – Garuda Indonesia, Wings Air (Indonesia), Lion Airlines, Susi Air and TransNusa – have all been sanctioned by the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation for violating the terms of their flight permits. “Garuda Indonesia has committed four violations, Lion Air has 35 violations, Wings Air has 18 violations, Trans Nusa has 1 violation, and Susi Air has 3 violations,” Transport Minister Ignasius Jonan told the AFP at a press conference. “They committed violations of their permits. They don’t have the flight permits (for the 61 routes). It’s the same violation as AirAsia. They [the airlines affected] cannot fly on the routes that they violated and we urge them to propose the routes once again to us.”
“As a follow up of this result, we have ordered the air transport directorate general to improve supervision on the implementation of air transport laws and regulations,” he said. “There will be transparency of scheduled flight routes with a system so that requests for flight schedules, route permits and slots will be online.”
The Ministry recently revoked Indonesia AirAsia‘s Surabaya to Singapore Changi route permit after investigations into the crash of flight QZ8501, which claimed the lives of all 155 passengers and seven crew on board, showed the flight had operated on a Sunday and not a Saturday as stipulated in its route authority permit. The flight did have permission from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, but not the requisite permission from the Indonesian authorities.