With Malaysia still facing criticism for its handling of the MH370 disappearance, the world is now wondering how Indonesia will fare with its own search operation.
Steve Wilford, Asia-Pacific director for global risk analysis at Control Risks, told CNBC that based on the updates revealed so far, he has faith in Indonesian officials to perform an efficient search.
One day following Sunday's disappearance of AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Surabaya, Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency told reporters at a press conference that the plane was likely at the bottom of the Java Sea. Transportation Minister Ignasius Jonan also said on Monday that the government will be reviewing AirAsia's Indonesia operations to ensure a high level of safety at its operations.
"Indonesia is a disaster-prone place, so they have learned quite a lot from crisis situations ever since the 2004 tsunami," Wilford said. The speed at which they got Malaysia, Australia and Singapore involved also speaks to their competence, he added, especially since Singapore is known for their organizational prowess while Australia has proved to be a key player in the search for MH370.