Award winning airline, Garuda is reacting to the need for Jakarta's main international airport to protect its runway structure by reducing the number of services it will operate non-stop to European destinations on its Boeing 777-300ER fleet from July 2015 until further notice.
Garuda Indonesia will still fly six times a week from Jakarta to Amsterdam, with three services operating directly between the two airports and three services performing an intermediate stop in Singapore. This intermediate stop is to pick up more fuel which allows a much lighter take off weight from Jakarta on these flights.
The London service is compromised with the three services that are operated non-stop to Amsterdam, without a stop in Singapore, continuing to London Gatwick. The three services which do stop in Singapore will now not operate the further short hop to London Gatwick.
This intermediate stop is only needed on the flights from Jakarta and all the six flights a week from Amsterdam to Jakarta will fly non-stop between Europe and Indonesia.
All six flights will operate non-stop between Amsterdam and Jakarta without the need to schedule a stop in Singapore.
In summary from July 22nd 2015, the London service operated by Garuda Indonesia is:
On Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays: Flight GA88 will now fly non-stop from Jakarta to Amsterdam and onto London Gatwick .
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays Flight GA89 will now fly from London to Amsterdam and non-stop to Jakarta.
The remaining three weekly flights will operate from Jakarta to Amsterdam (only) via Singapore and will return non-stop Amsterdam-Jakarta.
Garuda gets World's Best Cabin Crew award for second year running
Public acknowledgement of a growing track record for excellent customer service and for the second year in a row, Garuda Indonesia has been voted to have "The World’s Best Cabin Crew 2015" by airline customer review site, Skytrax.
The award relies upon on a global customer satisfaction survey organised by Skytrax,and involving 18 million passengers.
The award is the latest in many international accolades given to Garuda including in 2012 Garuda was voted "The World’s Best Regional Airline"; in 2013, Garuda Indonesia had "The World’s Best Economy Class" and last year Garuda Indonesia ascended to the highest level with the award of a fifth star by Skytrax. also won the title of5-Star Airline from Skytrax, the most recent airline to achieve the top tier. Currently, Garuda Indonesia is seventh in the top ten list of The World’s Best Airlines and is very much of the our favourite airlines at Alterative Airlines.
Garuda gets access to extra capacity from Hong Kong to Bali
Garuda Indonesia, the growing national carrier of Indonesia, has agreed to offer its passengers easy access to the twice daily servce between Hong Kong and the international airport for Bali (Denpasar) opertaed by Hong Kong Airlines, through the use of an inter airline codeshare agreement.
Garuda passengers can now purchase tickets on these services using the "GA" code and under the agreement passengers of Hong Kong Airlines will be able to use the “HX” code on Garuda Indonesia’s twice-daily flights between Hong Kong and their home base at Jakarta. Both routes have Business and Economy classes available and whilst the Garuda services to Denpasar are mainly aimed at leisure orientated travellers, the ultra high-end quality accommodation available in Bali will ensure that the Business Class cabin is popular year round on this important route. Jakarta, as Indonesia's capital city and Hong Konk as a major commerial centre is assured of business travellers flying between two of the great banking, industrial and commercial powerhouses of South East Asia.
Garuda go large with big Boeing order
The five star national carrier of Indonesia, Garuda Indonesia is continuing its progress towards becoming one of the world's great airlines with the announcement of a large order for new aircraft direct from the US manufacturers, Boeing.
The order for new medium-haul aircraft covers 110 aircraft, including thirty Boeing 787-9's, eighty B737 Max 8s aircraft which also contains the order for fifty B737 Max 8s, previously announced in October 2014.
Garuda Indonesia has undergone a dramatic turnaround over the last decade which a focus on providing world-class passenger service, using new aircraft and an intelligent route rationalisation programme.
Garuda is one the top airlines recommended by Alternative Airlines and continues to be amongst our best sellers to passengers across the globe.
Garuda Indonesia and Air Timor cop-operation announced
Garuda Indonesia started flying between the two airports on June 1st with a CRJ-1000 aircraft switching to Cititlink service using a Boeing 737 from September 01st 2015.
Within the terms of the new agreement a maximum four of aircraft can be used on flights to East Timor with
possible destinations including the Oecussi enclave in West Timor and Baucau.
Air Timor operates one Cessna (single turboprop) 208B Grand Caravan and charters an A319-100 from Singapore's SilkAir (MI, Singapore Changi) to service its own flights from Dili to Denpasar as well as to Singapore Changi.
Garuda gets European boost with Amsterdam increase in flights
Garuda indonesia, the national carrier transformed into onto of the world's top airlines, has announced that is increasing the number of weekly flights it operates between Amsterdam and Jakarta from July 22nd 2015.
In response to rising demand from passengers wishing to fly on an airline which is building an increasingly strong reputation for the quality of its overall passenger performance, Garuda has added an extra frequency to its flagship Amsterdam to Jakarta service, moving from the current five times weekly to six times, using a Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft able to carry 314 passengers in First Class, Business Class, and Economy Class.
At the same time, Garuda's Jakarta to London Gatwick (via Amsterdam) service, drops to three times a week and the flights from Jakarta also now will operate through Singapore. As London is an important part of Garuda's future plans, the airline is looking to work closely with other carriers flying between London and Amsterdam to complement its own service and feed its flights from Amsterdam to Indonesia.
Garuda Indonesia is a main sponsor of Liverpool Football Club in the U.K