The AirAsia Flight From Indonesia to Singapore Goes Missing, flight travelling from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control, the company has said.
Transport Ministry official Hadi Mustofa said the aircraft, flight number QZ 8501, lost contact with the Jakarta air traffic control tower at 6:17 a.m local time. (2317 GMT).
The Airbus 320-200 had 155 passengers and crew on board, another Indonesian Transport official said.
Mr Mustofa said the plane had asked for an unusual route before it lost contact.
The flight had been due in Singapore at 8:30 a.m. Singapore time (0030 GMT). The Singapore airport said on its website the status of the flight was “delayed”.
“At the present time we unfortunately have no further information regarding the status of the passengers and crew members on board, but we will keep all parties informed as more information becomes available,” a company statement said.