Indonesian Airlines Can Fly to the U.S. Again

  • Federal Aviation Administration raises rating to Category 1
  • Move seen to aid flag carrier Garuda’s expansion plans

A Garuda Indonesia plane takes off at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. The Southeast nation’s transport ministry said it received a letter from the U.S. embassy saying Indonesia got elevated to Category 1, meaning local carriers including Garuda can fly to the U.S. and enter code-share agreements with U.S. airlines.

Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

Indonesia, an aviation market with one of the world’s worst safety records, had its air-safety rating upgraded by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, a move that may add momentum to flag carrier PT Garuda Indonesia’s expansion plans.

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