• SKorea cracks down on budget airline safety lapses


    SEOUL: South Korea on Thursday clamped down on lax safety protocols at low-cost airlines, warning them to mend their ways or face possible closure. The transport ministry conducted a safety review of the country’s six budget carriers this month, after one aircraft was forced to make an emergency return due to an unsealed door. Last month, a passenger jet belonging to another budget carrier, plunged 10,000 feet due to problems with its on-board air compression system. The ministry concluded Thursday that low cost carriers were making an “inadequate” investment in safety given the exponential growth in traffic over the past decade.



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