Three weekly flights from Indonesia to Singapore via AirAsia has been cancelled.
After the disaster of QZ8501, official probes from Indonesian authorities into the airlines flying permits, they have cancelled an additional three flights from Bandung to Singapore. AirAsia will no longer fly to and from Bandung and Singapore on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The suspension is said to be temporary and came after AirAsia was ordered to stop flights from Surabaya to Singapore for not having the required permits. According to Indonesia’s Transport Ministry, AirAsia were only allowed flights on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. However the flight that went down in the Java Sea was operating on a Sunday.
Airlines need to have approval from both ports in order to operate a route stated Singapore’s civil aviation regulator. The QZ8501 disaster has sparked a massive investigation into the airline and inside source has stated that they won’t be surprised if AirAsia were to slapped with further suspensions in the coming days.
Aside from the suspension to the airline, seven officials are currently being investigated for their part in the disaster and the unscheduled flight approvals.