Indonesian Airlines Granted Permission US Flights

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Indonesian Airlines Granted Permission US Flights

Indonesian Airlines Granted Permission US Flights. Indonesian airlines have been granted permission to start operating flights to the United States of America. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that Indonesia now meets international safety standards and has been granted a Category 1 rating.

The new safety rating could open the door to the national airline Garuda Indonesia to start operating flights to the US - Antara news agency reported corporate communications vice president of the airline, Benny S. Butarbutar, saying that Garuda wants to start services to New York and Los Angeles, with two or three flights per week.

"Well suited for our people flying and gain market confidence plan," he added. The flights are likely to involve a stop at Narita Airport, Japan. The first FAA in the principle of the security classification of the country, but was demoted in 2007 after a series of high-profile incidents.

While under a Category 2 rating, a country lacks laws and regulations to control the aircraft in accordance with international standards. "With the International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) Category 1 rating, airlines in Indonesia, you can set the service in the United States and bring the code US airlines," the FAA said.

According to the database of Indonesia it has had 13 fatal accidents in the last 10 years. "This is an achievement we've been waiting since 2007," Suprasetyo, CEO of Air Transport Ministry, told reporters in Jakarta. "There are several airlines are ready to travel to the US"

Picture shown is Garuda Indonesia with Airbus A330-300. Photo taken at Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok Airport. Courtesy of photograph, Jao Fei Ji.