AirAsia QZ8501: Compensation for next of kin, says Indonesia

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  • Monday, 05 Jan 2015

JAKARTA: Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501 is required to pay compensation to the victim's next of kin, according to an Indonesian official.

"An airline must pay compensation," Acting Air Transportation director-general Djoko Murdjatmodjo said on Monday.

"The obligation to pay compensation lies with the airline," he said in response to a question on insurance payment by Indonesia AirAsia.

Payment dispute has arisen after Indonesia AirAsia was reported to have flown illegally on the Surabaya-Singapore route on Sundays when it was not granted permission from  Jakarta to do so.

Tribunnews had reported that Indonesia AirAsia must pay 1.25 billion rupiah (RM350,181) in insurance and other forms of payment for every passenger on flight QZ8501, which went missing on Dec 28 with 155 passengers and seven crew members on board.

Search personnel have retrieved debris and 37 bodies so far from the Indonesian seas. – The Straits Times/ANN

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