Indonesia's Pacific Royale Airways will have to conduct a non-revenue proving flight before it can resume operations, after its route permit was revoked by the country's transport ministry.
The carrier's permit was revoked this month because it had not been flying since 6 September, says Djoko Muratmodjo, Indonesia's air transport director at the directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA).
Before the permit expired in October, the carrier had also applied for an extension, but it did not specify when it was planning to resume operations.
Muratmodjo, however, stressed that the loss of its route permit does not affect Pacific Royale's business licence.
Besides the proving flight, the airline will also undergo checks on its ability to serve a route, on top of other administrative procedures required by the DGCA, adds an official at the Indonesian transport ministry.
Pacific Royale halted operations on 6 September in an attempt to restructure its operations and business model. Before the suspension, it operated three Fokker 50 aircraft on domestic services from its hubs in Batam and Surabaya.