Rapid growth, a skills shortage, and a geographically challenging environment are already a challenge. But when you add in a focus on very low fares, it's a recipe for trouble.
Between volcanoes and forest fires, flights in southeast Asia are facing a season of challenges.
Uber is fighting entrenched special interests all over the world and sometimes, such as in France and now Indonesia, things get rough. Consumer demand will likely have a lot to do with how things play out in Indonesia.
"Ring of Fire" makes a better title for a Johnny Cash song than it does a tourism slogan.
While it's a terrible weekend for this to happen, as least people are safe.
Best-case scenario is Bali can turn its volcano-inspired troubles in to tourism gold like Iceland did.
Doubling visitors may be good in theory, but nobody visits Bali for it to feel like Times Square.
Problems with regulators and safety training point to where the problem starts here, and that's with airline leadership too eager to expand and governments that to inept or outclassed to do their duty for passengers.
This is bad business for Egypt that certainly won't give tourists the impression that travel in Egypt is easy.