Jakarta airport flights cut amid safety concerns

Indonesia is set to cut the number of flights allowed per hour from Jakarta's main airport in an effort to reduce the risk of collisions and accidents, officials say.

Jakarta Airport.

Jakarta Airport. Image by VasenkaPhotograhy / CC BY 2.0

The move, which follows a series of major crashes that have killed more than 300 people in the last year, will see airport take-offs and landings per hour reduced from around 72 to 62. The change is not expected to lead to a reduction in the number of take-offs and landings per day, with officials claiming more flights will be scheduled during off-peak hours to meet the new requirements. Read more: channelnewsasia.com

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