Citilink Passengers Smoking on Planes Can Be Fined IDR 2.5 Billion Lifestyle – 1 hour ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The incident of Citilink passengers smoking on the plane went viral on the internet. The incident was recorded in a video showing a male passenger being detained by officers for smoking while the plane was flying.

PT Citilink Indonesia confirmed the incident. Head of Corporate Secretary & CSR Division at Citilink, Haza Ibnu Rasya, said that the incident occurred on Citilink flight QG 949 which flew from Batam to Surabaya on Saturday (18/11/2023)

He explained that the passengers were immediately taken by officers when they arrived at Juanda Airport, Surabaya. The passenger pleaded guilty to smoking in the airplane toilet.

Please note, smoking on the plane is prohibited for safety and comfort reasons. This prohibition applies to all types of cigarettes, both burnt cigarettes and electronic cigarettes (vapes).

Cigarettes can start fires which can clearly endanger safety. Moreover, kDry air conditions in the aircraft cabin can also make fuel more flammable.

Apart from that, the smoke and smell of cigarettes can also disturb the comfort of other passengers. People who are sensitive to cigarette smoke can cough and even experience shortness of breath.

The prohibition on smoking on airplanes is regulated in Article 412 paragraph 6 of Aviation Law Number 1 of 2009. According to this regulation, passengers who smoke can be subject to a maximum fine of IDR 2.5 billion or imprisonment for a maximum of 5 years.

The smoking ban on airplanes is also an international standard set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and has been adopted by many countries around the world.

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