Lion Air's nine flight slots suspended after delays
28 Feb 2015 05:31:16
Transportation Ministry officially suspended nine flight slots operated by budget carrier Lion Air on Thursday because the airline failed to use the slots for 21 days in a row, in accordance with Ministerial Regulation No. 25/2008 on air transport operation.
Transportation Ministry's director general for air transportation Suprasetyo said the number of suspended routes might increase in line with the ministry's auditing process on the airline's standard operating procedures, following the airline's massive delays last week for more than three days.
The ministry also revoked Lion Air's flight permit for the Palangkaraya-Yogyakarta route on Feb. 24 for similar reasons.
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