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Garuda Indonesia is the flag carrier of Indonesia, headquartered at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia. 
Garuda Indonesia operates to many destinations including: Jakarta, Medan, Denpasar/Bali, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Singapore, Bangkok, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Amsterdam.
In December 2014, Garuda Indonesia was rated as a 5-star airline by the international airline review firm Skytrax. 

Garuda Indonesia has codeshare agreements with airlines such as Aeroflot, All Nippon Airways, Ethiad Airways, Hainan Airlines, Jet Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, Philippine Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines and Xiamen Airlines.
In 2014, Garuda Indonesia officially joined SkyTeam alliance with other airlines such as KLM, Air France, Delta Airlines, Aeroflot, China Airlines, Aeromexico and Saudia.

19th July 2017
Garuda Indonesia opens Jakarta - Banyuwangi route

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia will launch a direct flight route from Jakarta to Banyuwangi starting August, following the news of NAM Air, a subsidiary of Sriwijaya Air, which opened a new route to Blimbingsari Airport in Banyuwangi on July 16. Garuda's new route is hoped to be able to increase the number of tourist visits to the eastern side of Java Island and make it easier for people who live around Banyuwangi such as Situbondo, Jember, Bondowoso and West Bali to travel to Jakarta. Banyuwangi itself is a booming market. According to the data by East Java Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), Banyuwangi takes the third spot for investment realization in East Java.


11th July 2017
The national flag carrier, Garuda Indonesia awarded "The World's Best Cabin Crew" for fourth consecutive years from Skytrax, an independent London-based flight rating agency. The award as the world's best cabin crew is the fourth time received by Garuda Indonesia since 2014.
In addition to secured "World's Best Cabin Crew" for the fourth time, Garuda Indonesia also reclaim the ranks of "Top 10 Global Airlines"
The awarding session was witnessed by the Indonesian Ambassador to France Hotmangaradja Pandjaitan, Services Director of Garuda Indonesia Nicodemus P. Lampe and Finance Director of Garuda Indonesia Helmi Imam Satriyono.

President Director of Garuda Indonesia, Pahala N. Mansury said that the "World Best Cabin Crew" award, is a remarkable milestone for the airline, and Garuda Indonesia proudly presents the achievement for the beloved nation, Indonesia.


"Our dedication to continuesly give you the highest level of service has brought us to win "The World's Best Cabin Crew" for four times in a row. Thank you for trusting your journey with Garuda Indonesia" added Pahala. Being awarded "The World’s Best Cabin Staff 2017" is certainly an honour for all of Garuda’s dedicated employees – and in particular our cabin crews, who have committed themselves wholeheartedly to the advancement of Garuda Indonesia and have embraced the challenge together to achieve a level of "Service of Excellence”. I believe that this award will serve as further inspiration for Garuda and its employees to remain committed and even improve further, while it will also mark another milestone as a firm recognition of the sustained development which we have continued to make over the recent years, not only in terms of services, but also throughout all aspects of our company” added Pahala.


The recognition of Garuda Indonesia as "The World's Best Cabin Crew 2017" is based on the assessment through the "Customer Satisfaction Survey" conducted by Skytrax globally involving more than 18 million passengers. The survey was conducted on more than 245 international airlines, and held annually by measuring 41 major aspects related to products and services provided by airlines.


Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted said the "World's Best Cabin Crew" award is one of the most prestigious honors in the world of aviation. To have secured this award for four consecutive years is remarkable and unprecedented and the staff and management of Garuda should be enormously proud of this achievement. The Garuda Indonesia cabin crew deliver hospitality and efficiency at the highest level".


In addition to winning "World's Best Cabin Crew" for the fourth time, at the same event Garuda Indonesia also re-entered the ranks of "Top 10 Global Airlines". Garuda Indonesia is ranked 10th among other airlines, including Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, ANA All Nippon Airways, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Eva Air, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways and Hainan Airlines.


"In line with the company's strategy through the" 5 Quick Wins Priority ", Garuda Indonesia will continuously focus on service enhancement programs. Through our distinctive service concept Garuda Indonesia Experience which highlights Indonesia’s warm hospitality and rich diverse culture and combined with platform enhancement in digital services, we are optimistic that Garuda Indonesia will be more developed and developed in the future " said Pahala.


As Garuda Indonesia carries out its business development program and continuous service enhancements, the airline’s performance is increasingly being recognized at international level. In February 2016, Garuda Indonesia was announced as “Five Star Airline” by Skytrax for the second consecutive year. Perviously, Garuda Indonesia was awarded "The World's Best Regional Airline" at the Farnborough International Airshow 2012 and “The World’s Best Economy Class” by Skytrax during the Paris Aishow 2013. Garuda Indonesia is now also included in the list of “The World’s Top 10 Airlines” by Skytrax.


Since 2014, Garuda Indonesia has officially become part of SkyTeam's global alliance, a global airline alliance with 20 member airlines offering a global network of more than 17,343 flights per day to 1,062 destinations in 177 countries.

12th April 2017
Garuda Indonesia has been included in TripAdvisor's Top 10 Airlines List, based on the quality and auntity of airline reviews and ratings submitted by travelers worldwide over the last year. The Indonesian airline came in at number 10.


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Soekarno-Hatta International Airport 

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Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is the main airport serving the Jakarta area on the island of Java, Indonesia. The airport operates as a hub for Garuda Indonesia, but also for Batik Air, Cardig Air, Citilink, Express Air, Indonesia AirAsia, Lion Air and Sriwijaya Air. The airport has two runaways and in 2014, handled 62 million passengers becoming the 9th busiest airport in the world. 

Others airlines which fly to and from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport include Air China, Air France, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Egyptair, Emirates, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines and many others. 









SkyTeam Alliance is a leading global airline network, with 20 member airlines. SkyTeam alliance was founded in 2000 and now consists of member airlines such as Aerolineas Argentinas, AeroMexico, Air Europa, China Southern, Alitalia, China Airlines, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM and others. SkyTeam Alliance network has nearly 16,323 daily flights, with 1,052 destinations in 177 countries. 




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Garuda Indonesia Flying to Indonesia? Why not try Garuda Indonesia flights to Jakarta ? Garuda Indonesia is the rapidly developing National Carrier of the Republic of Indonesia. Once upon a time Garuda was well known throughout Europe as a low priced carrier which operated through Indonesia to Australia and provided many students with a low cost opportunity to sample the delights of Oz. Nowadays Garuda has developed into a major international carrier with aims to become a world class airline ranking alongside Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Malaysian Airlines. Based at Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Garuda Indonesia is a symbol of the nation's turnaround as it is fast becoming the envy of its neighbours. With a complete over haul in the last few years, involving financial, fleet and customer service upgrades Garuda Indonesia's growing fleet and expanding network of flights makes it the airline of choice for many regular fliers. Whether you wish to visit Indonesia or use Garuda Indonesia's services to fly within this fabulous country, Alternative Airlines can help you plan your trip and offer you the best possible prices for all your flights. Explore Indonesia with Garuda Indonesia. You need a major airline because Indonesia is BIG! With over 240 Million people spread across more than 17,000 individual islands, the diversity of cultures, flora and fauna is extreme.. and Garuda Indonesia binds the nation together with a network of flights covering 36 destinations within Indonesia and 18 cities worldwide. For those who want to explore Indonesia, or just wish to experience the unique luxury of Bali, Garuda Indonesia is your ideal choice of airline. Now with services from Europe and more routes planned as the new fleet of ordered aircraft arrive, Garuda Indonesia links your long haul flight with its vast domestic network of flights within Indonesia. Garuda is the airline of choice for both first time visitors to Indonesia and returning passengers, plus its upgraded business class cabin and service has allowed it to be voted the world's most improved airline by Skytrax, and Best Regional Airline in the World. As a further accolade, Garuda has now announced plans to join the prestigious SkyTeam airline alliance. So what is there to explore with Indonesia ? You can start with the busy national capital of Jakarta, populated by over 10 Million it is the tenth largest city in the world and you can instantly feel that it is still growing, the energy in the air is palpable but beware of rush hour traffic which can come to a grid locked stop amidst the sound of horns and hooters of impatient commuter. A 4 lane motorway connects the city centre with the main international airport and whilst the distance between the two is only 20 kilometers, drive time can take whatever it takes depending upon traffic conditions and time of day. Over 40,000,000 passengers movements where made trough the airport in 2010 and 2011 is going to be even busier. Outside of Jakarta, everyone world wide has heard of Bali and everyone has their own impression of what this paradise is really like. You must experience for your self the unique calm of this Indonesian island located in the western-most end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, between Java and Lombok. For holidaymakers looking to unwind from Western civilisation induced stress or just relax after a tiring trip elsewhere Bali has it all.. just ask anyone who has been there ! Of course, there is much more to Indonesia than Bali and lovers of wild-life, diving, surfing, nature parks, volcanoes and indigenous cultures will all find something unique for them within the national boundaries. Travelling to Indonesia with Garuda Indonesia As well as its domestic network, Garuda has regular flights all over the world. Since 2010, Garuda Indonesia has restarted direct scheduled services from Amsterdam to Jakarta and plans to fly to London and Frankfurt in the future. It operates onward flights to Melbourne, Perth and Sydney with Australian tourists forming a significant part of the international arrivals. China is a growing market, both for leisure traffic and a growing number of businessmen travelling in both directions, Garuda serve Beijing, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shanghai. Unsuprisingly as Indonesia has the world's largest Muslin population ties are strong with the Middle Eastern countries with services to Riyadh, Jeddah, Damman and Dubai all arriving at Jakarta airport in Garuda Indonesia's newly re-branded aircraft. Book a flight on Garuda Indonesia with Alternative Airlines. With more than 25 years experience, Alternative Airlines has become a specialist in arranging flights to the more unusual destinations around the world. We also have a very special relationship with many expanding airlines and Garuda is amongst one of our favourite airline's which come into this category. To book a flight on Garuda, simply use our search tool to find the best flight suited to your requirements or if you have any questions please call us and we will help you plan your trip. Indonesia is a nation of the 21st century and Garuda is the airline to get you there !


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Garuda makes changes to Jakarta London and Amsterdam services

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

Growing five star airline, Garuda Indonesia, has announced a new partnership agreement through its domestic subsidiary, Citilink, with tiny Air Timor to start a daily service between Denpasar, the main airport for the resorts of Bali and the capital of Timor, Dili. 

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


Garuda Indonesia climbs to number 7 in top 100 airlines

The airline ranking and review organisation, Skytrax, has announced its 2014 list of the the world's Top 100 Airlines and Garuda Indonesia has continued its decade long rise towards being the best airline in the world by achieving a hard won seventh position in a very competitve competition for placings.


The Top airline for 2014 is Cathay Pacific with Emirates falling off the top spot it held in 2014 and sliiping to number 4. Worthy of note are British Airways recovery from a previous number 27 to be ranked at 17; Latin American ailerons are creeping up into the top 50 ith LAN Airlines at 33, TAM airlines at 42 and Avianca at 47. In addition one of Alternative Airlines favourite carriers and one which we are watching develop into something special, Ethiopian Airlines has climbed 11 placeds up to number 74.

Here is a link to the full listing:

New Flight Schedules between Europe and Indonesia

Indonesia from EuropeGaruda Indonesia has announced plans to rationalise its flight schedules between Europe and Indonesia, effective from May 2014.

The airline has taken the decision to upgrade services between Amsterdam and Jakarta to operate non-stop, five times weekly, using its new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fleet. The new route to London will be operated as an extension to the Amsterdam flight, allowing an increase in frequency from three to five departures per week, all operated by B777.

Unfortunately the London extension cannot commence until 7th September, due to airport slot constraints. Passengers who have booked flights to or from London prior to this date will be offered alternative routings using partner airlines to connect with Garuda, or they may opt to rebook at a later date without additional charge, or they may cancel for a full refund.

Garuda remains committed to its customers in UK, and will offer the first and only through service between London and Jakarta from September this year.

Garuda Indonesia joins SkyTeam Alliance

Garuda joins SkyteamGaruda Indonesia has become the 20th member of the SkyTeam Alliance, adding 40 new destinations to the global network of over 1000 cities.

At a ceremony in Bali on 5th March, Garuda President and CEO, Emirsyah Satar, welcomed representatives from each of the airline’s member airlines, and announced immediate benefits for members of Garuda’s Frequent Flyer programme. GFF members can now redeem and earn mileage benefits whenever they fly on any SkyTeam member-operated flights

“…becoming a member of SkyTeam will further strengthen Garuda Indonesia’s reputation as a "World-Class Airline. Garuda Indonesia is proud to connect SkyTeam’s global extensive network to one of the largest economies in Southeast Asia via its hubs in Jakarta, Denpasar, Makassar, Medan, Surabaya, and Balikpapan”, said Mr. Satar.

The SkyTeam alliance now serves 588 million customers each year, with over 15,700 daily flights to 1,064 destinations.


New Codeshare Agreement with Etihad Airways

Garuda Indonesia (GA) has officially announced a new code-share agreement with Etihad Airways (EY), the national airline of the United Arab Emirates.

Garuda Indonesia Codeshares with EtihadThrough this worldwide code-share partnership, Garuda Indonesia increases its network from 19 international destinations to more than 80 cities across 50 countries with almost 3000 weekly flights covering Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America.

The commercial cooperation is part of Garuda Indonesia's "Quantum Leap" strategy, which aims to boost the airline's competitiveness significantly by 2015. The airline's commitment to carrying out its business transformation and achieving significant improvements has earned it a number of accolades in 2012 alone. As a result of this agreement, Garuda Indonesia will be able to extend its service to Europe, North America, Middle East and Africa and Etihad Airways will provide more convenient connections for their passengers in Indonesia, Australia and Japan. Through this mutual partnership Garuda Indonesia will continue to improve its service and "bring the world to Indonesia".

As a result of the new cooperation, Garuda Indonesia will change its stopover on the Jakarta-Amsterdam route from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, effective from 2nd December 2012.

The new flight schedule (all times are local) will be as shown below:-

GA88 (day 1,3,5,7)  Jakarta (CGK) – Abu Dhabi (AUH) 19.40 hrs – 01.00 hrs
Abu Dhabi (AUH) – Amsterdam (AMS) 02.30 hrs – 06.55 hrs
GA89 (day 1,2,4,6)  Amsterdam (AMS) – Abu Dhabi (AUH) 09.40 hrs – 19.15 hrs
Abu Dhabi (AUH) – Jakarta (CGK) 20.45 hrs – 07.55 hrs

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