After the crashed of AirAsia’s flight QZ 8501, it has been announced by the Indonesia Ministry of Transport that AirAsia flight 8501 was not authorised to fly on Sunday, the day (28 December 2014) when the flight QZ 8501 went missing for several hours and crashed into Java sea, HERE.
The Indonesian Transport Ministry spokesman J.A. Barata had that AirAsia was only permitted to fly the route on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. “So AirAsia has committed a violation of the route that has been given to them,” Mr. Barata told The Wall Street Journal. He said the company’s flights from Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city, to Singapore had consequently been suspended on Friday.” Please read HERE.
So far there was no respond from AirAsia and/or its supremo Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, who has been receiving the limelight locally and internationally, on the unauthorised flight QZ 8501 from Surabaya to Singapore.
Fortunately, the Singapore Authority has responded that Singapore has approved AirAsia’s application to fly from Surabaya to Singapore on Sunday. But the Singapore Authority is silence on whether permission was granted by the Indonesian Authority for AirAsia to fly from Surabaya to Singapore on Sunday.
This is a very serious issue which will affect the insurance coverage on the mishap involving 162 passengers and crew. If the statement from the Indonesia Transport Ministry was true then it may cause the insurer of AirAsia to revoke revoke the policy as AirAsia had no doubt violated the regulations in Indonesia.
Whilst our thoughts and prayers are with the loved one of the unfortunate passengers and crew, we also pay and hope that the statement from the Indonesian Transport was not true.
In the light of the serious statement from the Indonesian Transport Ministry, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes is now duty bound to respond whether it was true that flight QZ8501 was no authorised by the Indonesian Ministry of Transport to fly on Sunday.
Keeping silence on the serious revelation by the Indonesian Ministry of Transport is not an option.