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Mandala may return to skies in mid-February

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 12 2012   /  09:59 am

Mandala Airlines may resume flight services in February after financial woes halted operations in January 2011, according to a government official.

Transportation Ministry inspectors recently finished checking two Mandala aircraft at Singapore’s Changi International Airport, ministry airworthiness director Diding Sunardi said in Jakarta on
Tuesday.

“Mandala should be able to fly on Feb. 15. The whole inspection process has finished and the
airline’s Air Operator Certificate has entered the final [review] stage.” Diding said.

The airline, which intends to operate new Airbus A320s, must resume service by Feb. 15 or its AOC would be revoked, Diding added.

“Mandala should be concerned about the timeframe that we have given.”

Separately, Saratoga Capital investment manager Devin Wirawan said Mandala was ready.

“We are ready to f...