Zest Air resumes operations

FLYING AGAIN. CAAP lifts the suspension order it imposed on budget carrier Zest Air. Photo by AFP

Low-cost carrier Zest Air resumes operations after a suspension order was lifted on August 20. Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) deputy director general John Andrews said 3 of the company’s 11 aircraft were “release for flight.” CAAP grounded Zest Air’s operations on Friday, August 16, because the airline committed serious deviations of aviation safety rules and standards. Zest Air however insisted its fleet is safe and airworthy. It claims that it has addressed the safety concerns raised by CAAP. Over 7,000 passengers were affected by the carrier’s suspension.

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