Thousands stranded in Indonesia as plane delays hit holidays

channelnewsasia.com

JAKARTA: Indonesia's biggest low-cost airline was left scrambling Friday (Feb 20) after a second day of major delays saw thousands of angry passengers barricading gates and staging noisy protests inside the country's main airport terminal.


Lion Air has grounded 16 flights across the country since Thursday, stranding 6,000 passengers at the start of a traditional long weekend period to mark Chinese New Year, with the delays apparently caused by a combination of mechanical problems and the high number of travellers.


Annoyance boiled over into anger at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, the country's main hub on Jakarta's outskirts and the epicentre of the transport chaos.

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Posted: 27 Feb 2015 04:02:17

  
  

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