Extreme weather yet to affect aviation sector: minister

Extreme weather yet to affect aviation sector: minister

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi. (ANTARA/Galih Pradipta (antara)

Jakarta  (ANTARA News) - The current extreme bade weather condition has not yet affected the aviation sector as it has on shipping, yet caution must continue to be exercised to prevent accident, a minister said.

"So far, extreme weather has not impacted aviation but we should always monitor the possibility of the bad weather to disturb flights," Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said here on Sunday.

He said, so far, no reports on flight disturbance have been received due to bad weather. But that does not mean that stakeholders in the aviation sector are negligent. They are required to remain vigilant and carry on standard operating procedures that have been in place for long.

"We will still intensively monitor the weather in the air along with the airlines and airport operators every day," said the minister of transportation.

According to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), extreme bad weather is more experienced by the shipping sector characterized by high sea waves and strong winds.

Reported by Ahmad Wijaya
(T.SYS/B/A014/R013)

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