January 3, 2015

AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ8501 Update as of January 2, 2015


AS OF 2 JANUARY 2015 21:00 HRS LT (GMT+7)

SURABAYA, 2nd JANUARY 2015 – The Disaster Victim Identification Police Department of Republic of Indonesia (DVI POLRI) today confirmed that the remains of three more passengers on board QZ 8501 were identified as Grayson Herbert Linaksita (male), Khairunisa Haidar Fauzi (female), and Kevin Alexander Sutjipto (male).

The handover of the remains from AirAsia to the families took place earlier today at Bhayangkara Hospital, Surabaya.

Khairunisa Haidar Fauzi was one of the flight attendants on board QZ 8501, and has been with AirAsia Indonesia since 28 January 2013. Khairunisa was well known for her professionalism as well as dedication at work.

Group CEO of AirAsia, Tony Fernandes together with Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of AirAsia Berhad, Datuk Kamarudin Meranun and CEO of AirAsia Indonesia, Sunu Widyatmoko flew to Palembang today to officially handover the remain of Khairunisa Haidar Fauzi to her family and attended her burial.

To date, DVI POLRI team has identified four remains of QZ 8501 passengers. A total of twenty two remains of QZ 8501 passengers have been recovered.

AirAsia would like to take this opportunity to urge the public seeking for progress on the search and evacuation of QZ 8501 passengers to refer solely to official information from the National Search and Rescue Agency.

Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families and friends of our passengers and colleagues on board QZ 8501.

Further information will be released as soon as it becomes available.


About AirAsia Indonesia 

AirAsia Indonesia operates in Indonesia under the company PT Indonesia AirAsia. It was established through a joint venture between AirAsia International Ltd and PT Awair International. Established in December 2004, the airline has been operating for 10 years with hubs in Jakarta, Bandung, Bali, Surabaya and Medan. It has a fleet of 29 Airbus A320-200. To date, AirAsia Indonesia has carried over 40 million passengers and currently operates 33 routes of which 21 are international and 12 domestic.
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