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Reuters explores how deadly accidents challenge air industry growth in developing nations

Reuters explores how deadly accidents challenge air industry growth in developing nations

Reuters explored how the latest deadly air accident in Indonesia highlighted the challenge new carriers face as they try to keep pace with unstoppable demand for air travel in developing nations while striving for standards that mature markets took decades to reach. Interviews with senior officials and pilots revealed what some said were troubling attitudes to safety and pressures on airline staff that may have contributed to Indonesia’s air-accident rate at twice the global average in 2017.