The Indonesian low-cost Airline Lion Air has, once again, had its reputation and safety procedures called into question just as Indonesia enters into its busiest travel period over the Idul Fitri Holidays, as quoted from Bali Discovery.
Lion Air is making headlines for all the wrong reasons again after images surfaced online of large amounts of fuel pouring from a wing onto the tarmac while passengers were seated inside the aircraft, as quoted from Loyalty Lobby.
Eleven flights were delayed as a result of the hoax bomb threat, including seven international and four domestic flights.
A Lion Air flight from Pekanbaru to Medan was delayed on Friday after a passenger who turned out to be an Army officer joked about carrying a bomb on board the plane, an official said.
An Indonesian airline has grounded a pilot after he allegedly offered an air hostess to passengers as compensation for a delay on a flight to the resort island of Bali.
Hundreds of Lion Air passengers have directed their anger toward the low- cost carrier for numerous flight delays that have occurred since Wednesday, in the midst of the Chinese New Year holiday.
The Lion Air plane, with at least 110 passengers on board, hit the cow as it came into land at Jalaluddin airport on the island of Sulawesi.
A preliminary investigation report into last month’s Lion Air crash into the sea off Bali has called on the budget carrier to implement several safety and pilot training recommendations.
The National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) has started an investigation to find out why a new Lion Air passenger jet missed the runway and ditched into the sea in Bali on Saturday.