Any change to the airspace now controlled by Singapore would affect Changi Airport’s operations. Photo: Shutterstock
Any change to the airspace now controlled by Singapore would affect Changi Airport’s operations. Photo: Shutterstock
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Explained: what’s behind Indonesia’s move to reclaim control of Riau Islands airspace from Singapore?

  • Widodo has pledged to take over control of the flight information region above Riau Islands, which has been managed by the city state since 1946
  • While Jakarta sees it as a sovereignty issue, experts say any change to the airspace would affect Changi Airport’s operations and cause flight delays

Any change to the airspace now controlled by Singapore would affect Changi Airport’s operations. Photo: Shutterstock
Any change to the airspace now controlled by Singapore would affect Changi Airport’s operations. Photo: Shutterstock
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