Mar 17

Adam Air PlaneThis could be a quick response to the latest disasters of the last 3 months in Indonesia. As reported last evening, the airline braces itself for possible closure next week.

It wouldn’t come to no surprise, as clearly something has to be done to improve the safety of Indonesia’s Airline industry.

Nick, over from Baliblog is even advising potential customers to not book with them anymore; as you might stand a chance to lose your money or your ticket, if their license will be revoked next week. Obviously this is what happened to one of his friends, when booking 4 tickets with last year’s bust Air Paradise.

Here is the story from The Jakarta Post:

Adam Air braces for possible closure after string of plane accidents

JAKARTA (AP): Adam Air was bracing for possible closure Friday after the Indonesian government announced plans to shut down an unspecified local carrier following a string of aviation accidents, officials said.

Director General of Air Transportation Budi Mulyawan Suyitno did not identify the airline that would have its license revoked, saying only that it had recently been plagued by “frequent accidents.”

“We will announce the name next week,” he told Dow Jones news wire, after acknowledging that some companies appeared to be cutting corners by leasing cheap, old planes that are not necessarily air-worthy.Indonesia has recently seen a string of plane accidents this year, two of them deadly.

An Adam Air jetliner plunged into the Sulawesi sea on New Year’s Day, killing 102 people. In February, one of the carrier’s planes broke in half on a hard landing, causing no injuries.

“Adam Air is clearly worried that our licence will be revoked,” said the company’s director of commercial operations, Mr Gugi Pringwa Saputra, stressing however that the carrier had not violated any regulations.

“The accident is a disaster not a violation,” he said. “It happened beyond our capabilities and the government has to be aware of that.” Another Adam Air official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the airline was “prepared for the worst”.

Hm. So far only the usual ‘blah-blah-blah’. Let’s see what they will come up next week… .

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4 Responses to “ADAM Air out of business by next week?”

  1. visheshNo Gravatar INDIA Says:

    you have a nice blog!!

  2. dodong floresNo Gravatar PHILIPPINES Says:

    Okay, then, keep us posted, Chris :)

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