Garuda Indonesia is to return to Europe after an
absence of five years from 1 June 2010. The introduction of daily
services from Jakarta to Amsterdam via Dubai marks a significant
step forward in the airline’s global network expansion strategy.
Amsterdam will be the first of a number of key European cities
such as Frankfurt, Paris and London Garuda Indonesia has planned
for its European expansion over the next few years.
Amsterdam route will initially be serviced by the airline’s fleet
of technically advanced A330-200 aircraft, featuring Garuda’s new
exterior and interior design inspired by the energy of nature’s
The A330-200’s will operate in
a two class configuration carrying 222 passengers, with 36 in
Executive Class and 186 in Economy Class.
currently has 10 Boeing 777-300ERs aircraft on order for delivery
commencing 2011 which will then allow the airline to operate
non-stop from Jakarta into Europe.
Garuda Indonesia President
Emirsyah Satar said the return of Garuda Indonesia to Europe was a
significant milestone for the carrier, while the Amsterdam service
reflects the continued cultural connection between Indonesia and
"We have set an aggressive five year
growth strategy for the airline that will allow Garuda to take its
place alongside other leading international airlines in the Asia
Pacific region. Establishing a strong presence in Europe is an
important element of meeting these targets," Mr Satar said. "Along
with new aircraft, new routes and increased frequency
around the network, Garuda is investing heavily in
developing a service culture built around the Garuda
Indonesia Experience both in the air and on the ground."
The new A330-200 aircraft features
individual touch-screen LCD screens in all classes; the state of
art inflight entertainment system with Audio & Video On Demand
(AVOD) delivers a choice of 25 feature films, 250 audio tracks and
25 video games.
Effective from June 1 2010 the planned
schedule is: Garuda (GA88) departing Jakarta (CGK) at
21.00 WIB (GA88) arriving Dubai (DXB) at 02.09 LT,
departing at 03.15 LT and arriving in Amsterdam (SPL) at
08.00 LT. From Amsterdam (GA 89) departs at 10.00 LT,
arriving in Dubai at 18.30 LT, departing again at 19.45
LT and arriving in Jakarta at 07.10 WIB.
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