AirAsia flight QZ8501: 16 family members, relatives of passengers to fly to Surabaya from Singapore on Sunday night

Louise Sidharta, 25, whose fiance was on the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 speaking to the media outside the holding room for relatives and next-of-kin at Changi Airport Terminal 2, on Dec 28, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
Louise Sidharta, 25, whose fiance was on the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 speaking to the media outside the holding room for relatives and next-of-kin at Changi Airport Terminal 2, on Dec 28, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

SINGAPORE - Sixteen family members and relatives of passengers on board AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 will fly to Surabaya on Sunday night, said the Changi Airport Group (CAG) which has made arrangements for them to travel to Indonesia.

The CAG, in an earlier statement, said 47 relatives and friends of 57 passengers have registered at Changi Airport's relatives' holding area at Terminal 2.

Three Indonesia Air Asia flights were retimed on Sunday because of the incident, it added.

This is the full statement issued earlier on Sunday:

"As of this update, 47 relatives and friends of 57 passengers on board Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501 have registered at Singapore Changi Airport's Relatives' Holding Area (RHA) at Terminal 2.

Help and support are being provided to them at the RHA by 36 Changi Airport Group (CAG) care officers and four counsellors from the Ministry of Social and Family Development. Other staff from CAG, AirAsia and airport partners, as well as officials from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Singapore, have also been present to assist.

Arrangements for local accommodation or for travel to Indonesia have been made for the next-of-kin.

The thoughts and concerns of CAG and the Changi Airport community are with the passengers of QZ8501, their families and friends."