Jakarta. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has announced that all foreign airlines operating in Indonesia must comply with the country's aviation safety regulations.
"All foreign airlines must comply with these rules, we will also provide tougher enforcement," Agoes Soebagio, the directorate's head of cooperation and public relations, said in a statement on Wednesday (11/01).
Sanctions will be imposed on all airlines that violate the regulations.
The statement was released after a number of chartered flights operated by Tiger Airways Australia were suspended earlier today in Denpasar, Bali.
The airline, which operates flights to Denpasar from Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide, breached the rules by selling one-way tickets, which is not allowed for chartered flights.
Since the airline has a charter agreement with Virgin Australia International Airlines, it was not permitted to sell tickets at all, as only Virgin Australia could do it.
The flights have been canceled until further notice.