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What will happen to Sriwijaya as it separates from Garuda?

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 13 2019   /  01:35 am
On its own: This picture taken on Sept. 3 shows passengers boarding a Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-800 aircraft at the airport in Padang, West Sumatra.(AFP/Adek Berry)(AFP/Adek Berry)

On its own: This picture taken on Sept. 3 shows passengers boarding a Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-800 aircraft at the airport in Padang, West Sumatra.(AFP/Adek Berry)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 during this 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 Transportati...