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As Lion Air defends rules, ex-stewardess receives threats

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, February 9 2012   /  08:52 am

As Lion Air defended its policy of nine working hours for its pilots, a former stewardess said she received threatening text messages from the airline’s employees for making a remark about drug abuse.

On Wednesday, the privately owned airline said it never forced its pilots and air crews to work more than nine hours at a time.

With some pilots having been caught using drugs shortly before take-off, the public is guessing their drug-taking is due to their being over-worked.

“Our pilots and crews work in accordance with the regulation. They don’t work more than nine hours a day,” the airline’s general affairs director, Edward Sirait, said in Jakarta on Wednesday.

He also said the airline’s pilots and crew members have the right to refuse to work if they have already worked nine hours in one day.

Edward said that Lion Air, including its sister...