(Al-Jazeera) Indonesia’s Transport Ministry has threatened to revoke AirAsia's licence for flying on an unauthorised schedule when its plane crashed with 162 people on board.
The ministry said on Saturday that the Malaysia-based budget airline has now been suspended from flying the route from the city of Surabaya to Singapore, the same route Flight 8501 was flying when the accident happened on Sunday.
"It violated the route permit given, the schedule given, that's the problem," Djoko Murjatmodjo, director-general of air transport, told AFP news agency.
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He said AirAsia's permit for the route would be suspended until investigations were completed, while other airlines in the country would also be examined.