Monday, June 25, 2007

The Friendly Skies Over Indonesia

Planning a trip to watch the Asian Cup? Well, if you're looking for an airline, you might want to avoid Indonesian airlines. Why you should look elsewhere: spotty radar coverage, aging planes, broken-down runways, and an accident rate 15 times greater than the world average. If that's not enough for you, air traffic is growing faster than the country's infrastructure can handle.

But if Indonesian officials are to be believed, everything is just fine.

Plane Crashes Force Indonesia to Boost Safety as Airlines Boom [Bloomberg]
Record growth in Indonesia air traffic [AsiaNews]
Indonesian airlines 'safe to fly' [BBC]


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