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Jakarta Post

More airlines to fly to Europe soon: Ambassador

  • Benget Besalicto Tnb.

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 16 2009   /  12:41 pm

The lifting of a ban by the European Union (EU) on Indonesian airlines flying through European airspace demonstrates Indonesia's significant improvement in the field of aviation safety and may lead to more airlines being taken off the list soon, the European Union's (EU) envoy said. Julian Wilson, the EU ambassador to Indonesia, said in Jakarta on Wednesday that as Indonesia continued its efforts to improve air safety, at least two more of its airlines could meet the safety standards required by Europe and be removed from the list of banned carriers in the EU. "It has been confirmed that Indonesia has made a great achievement by improving its air safety. I think at least two more airlines will be removed from the EU ban in the near future. Very possibly, *they will be* Lion Air and Air Asia Indonesia," Wilson told The Jakarta Post in an interview. He said the EU would cons...