Jayapura, Jubi – The airline business is facing a crisis because of a new policy issued by the Ministry of Transportation, said the head of Papua’s Transportation Department, Yusuf Yambe Yabdi.
“Actually, Papua is on the brink of a flight crisis due to the minister’s policy on airlines,” he said in Jayapura on last week.
He continued, the presence of the pioneering flight to Papua is vital that he hoped there will be special policies issued based on the condition in the province.
“At the moment, the flights are still normal but there is a meeting planned by a small flight management. We are led to the flight crisis if the police is realized since Papua relies on air transportation,” he added.
He further said in the near future the minister Ignatius Jonan will come to Papua, and we will use this opportunity to talk about it.
“We will ask for the additional flight. He plans to come on 5-6 November related to the extension of the runway of Wamena airport. we will have a consolidation meeting,” he said.
Since the case Avia Star that crushed down in Sulawesi Selatan, the Ministry of Transportation gave a note to the aviation pioneer. (*)