Indonesia, New Entrants vs. The Road to Flexible Tariff Setting Final Report Revised 1 A. Most of these airlines, known as flag carriers of each country—such as Garuda Indonesia, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and Thai Airways—are in fact owned or partly owned by their respective governments. Government protection allowed them to dominate their domestic markets. Thai Airways, for example, was virtually the only carrier available for domestic routes in Thailand, as the Thai government restricted other domestic airlines.
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Indonesia Miss at your peril - 'Highlight of Independent Travel with some work and right attitude ' Intro: Indonesia represents an enormous area to explore, with most travellers focusing only on small parts. Its islands offer fabulously varied scenery, from volcanoes to idyllic beaches and desert. Equally Indonesia is no Thailand and those looking for universally easy transport and Southern Bali aside a party atmosphere, will be sadly disappointed. A long standing if not the longest traveller favourite and firmly on the South East-Asian 'Banana Pancake Trail', Indonesia in general is probably the most varied country in the region.
Rescuers prepare to move the bodies of three British tourists killed at the waterfalls Credit: Getty This is a common theme when news breaks of a backpacker death in south-east Asia. It is believed the trio entered the water in a restricted area, after being taken on an unofficial route by a tour guide. The conflicting versions of events emerging from the country highlight a confusion over the legitimacy of the tour the three had signed up for. The group that manages the waterfalls says the guide failed to pay for entry tickets or safety equipment, but it is understood the three were wearing life-jackets.
At a time when the spotlight is shining with a torrid intensity on Asian airlines in the wake of several tragedies in the past year, it should also shine just as brightly on Asian carriers offering the best service and safety. And there are many of them. The carrier also earned the honor in , and Maxwell Leitschuh, a transportation analyst for iJET International, said it is irresponsible to draw conclusions about whether to travel to Asia or use Asia-based airlines based on incidents from the past year.