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Jakarta Post

What will happen to Sriwijaya as it separates - now for real - from Garuda?

  • Riza Roidila Mufti
    Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 12, 2019   /  11:25 am
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A Sriwijaya flight takes off. (Shutterstock/File)

The Transportation Ministry will assess Sriwijaya Air to determine whether the airline has met safety, security, service and compliance standards in the wake of its decision to disengage from a partnership with national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia.

The ministry’s air transportation director general, Polana B. Pramesti,  said in a statement on Sunday that the assessment was expected to avoid operational shortcomings so that Sriwijaya Air’s customers would still receive the best services amid the tumultuous period.

“Sriwijaya Air and [its subsidiary] Nam Air is obligated to ensure airworthiness and operational safety for every airplane,” Polana said. Sriwijaya Air operates 11 airplanes and 32 routes. The Air Transportation Directorate General will continue to supervise Sriwijaya Air and its subsidiary Nam Air by working t...