AirAsia flight QZ8501: Updated statement from AirAsia Indonesia

AirAsia Indonesia said on Monday that a multi-nation search mission comprising Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia, has been mobilised in the search for the missing flight QZ8501.

The airline added that it has been keeping the families of those on board updated on the search efforts.

Here is the full statement:

AirAsia Indonesia has received confirmation from The National Search and Rescue Agency Republic of Indonesia (BASARNAS) that an international search and rescue mission from Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia has been mobilised in the search of flight QZ8501. The mission in Surabaya has resumed today at 06.00 AM LT (GMT+7).

AirAsia Indonesia continue to support these efforts and has been actively cooperating with the search and rescue authorities.

AirAsia Indonesia's primary focus remains on the families and Sunu Widyatmoko, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Indonesia is currently stationed at the family centre in Surabaya. We have been keeping the families updated on the search and rescue efforts as well as provide emotional support. Another group of AirAsia officials are providing the same to the families based in Singapore. 

An emergency call centre has been established and available for families seeking information. The number is +622129270811 or 031-8690855 or 031-2986790 (Surabaya).

We will release further information as soon as it becomes available and our thoughts and prayers are with those on board QZ8501.