Soal UN SMP/MTS 2011
The following text is for questions 41 to 43.
Unlike other international airlines which have stopped flights to Jakarta, Garuda Indonesia has no plan to delay its operation in the capital city.
Garuda Indonesia spokesman Pujobroto said the national flag airlines had not received any notification that Soekarno-Hatta Airport had been affected by the volcanic ash from the Mt. Merapi eruption about 500 kilometers to the east.
"There has been no notification from the aviation authorities which says the airport is affected by the volcanic ash. Therefore Garuda continues its activities", Pujobroto said as quoted by kompas.com.
A total of 13 international carriers stopped their flights to Jakarta on Saturday, concerned out volcanic ash in the air that could cause damage to their aircraft engines, and endanger safety. They are Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Etihad, Turkish Air, Japan Airlines, Lufthansa and KLM.
Separately, Soekarno Hatta Airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II said the airport was safe and not affected by the volcano's eruptions. "The airport is considered normal and safe so far", airport operator's president director Tri S Sunoko said.
(The Jakarta Post)
- What does the text tell us about?
A. International airlines to Jakarta.
B. Volcanic ash of Merapi eruption.
C. The condition of Sukarno Hatta Airport.
D. Garuda's operation in relation to the volcanic ash of Mt. Merapi.
- What is the reason for Garuda to continue its activities?
A. Volcanic ashes had causing some damages to aircrafts.
B. There is no notification of danger from authorities.
C. Other international carriers had stop their service.
D. Soekarno Hatta airport is unsafe for flights.
- What is the main idea of the third paragraph?
A. 13 international carries stopped their flights to Jakarta because of the volcanic ash.
B. Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia, Singapore Airlines are some of International carriers.
C. Volcanic ash in the air could cause damage to aircraft and engines.
D. 13 international carriers are in critical situation in Jakarta.