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Indonesia airline boom raises new safety questions

Indonesia airline boom raises new safety questions

By Mon, May 14, 2012 10:15PM UTC Comments Off Indonesia airline boom raises new safety questions

DOZENS of fledgling airlines that have sprung up to serve Indonesia’s island-hopping new middle class could jeopardize the archipelago’s recently improved safety reputation, aviation experts say. A Lion Air passenger jet takes off from Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, Indonesia. Pic: AP. The trend threatens to erode higher standards established during what one analyst called...