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Indonesia’s Lion Air Carrying Chinese Workers from Wuhan Receives Flight Approval
Indonesia’s Transportation Ministry said the Lion Air plane that flew from China’s Wuhan to the Soekarno-Hatta Airport near Jakarta was a chartered flight transporting Chinese workers to the country.
The ministry confirmed that Indonesia’s Lion Air that departed from the epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak had already received its flight approval on April 18-19, 2021 from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
Director-General of Air Transportation, Novie Riyanto, explained that his office confirmed that the flight has also met both immigration and health requirements, as well as the country’s national interests in containing the spread of the Covid-19.
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“We assured you that the international flight served by Lion Air from Wuhan to CGK [Soekarno-Hatta Airport near Jakarta] was a chartered flight," Novie said in a statement on Sunday, May 2.
"It was not a scheduled flight and has met the immigration and health requirements. The issuance of its flight approval also followed the aspects of the Covid-19 protocols in Indonesia,” Novie added.