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

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