EU ban on Lion Air lifted
The Jakarta Post
Indonesia’s largest low-cost carrier, Lion Air, has confirmed that it has been given the green light to fly to Europe after almost a decade of being banned from the continent.
"It's true," Lion Air operational director Daniel Putut told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.
Similar confirmation was also given by the airline's general affairs director, Edward Sirait.
Indonesian airlines had been banned from European airports since 2007, the same year that US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) downgraded the country's aviation safety to category 2, stating that the country lacked regulations necessary to oversee air carriers in accordance with minimum international safety standards.
The ban on national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia was lifted years ago and it now flies to London, among other cities. (dmr)
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