Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia,
will increase flights on its Bangkok-Jakarta route from the
current thrice-weekly flights to a daily service this month. The
airline will also increase capacity on the route by 15%.
The new frequencies will operate from 25 October
2009 and will depart Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport at an earlier time
of 14.10 and arrive at Soekarna-Hatta Airport in Jakarta at 17.35
local time. The return service will take off at 09.40 and arrive
in Bangkok at 13.10.
“We’ve see an increase in
passenger demand from Thailand since we introduced a more
convenient day time service earlier in the year. The new schedule
will also provide both business and leisure travellers easy onward
connections to other regional cities from Jakarta, as well as
domestic destinations,” said Bambang Sunan, General Manager for
Thailand, Myanmar, Laos & Cambodia, Garuda Indonesia.
And to further enhance passenger experience on its new daily
service, the airline plans to introduce its new Boeing 737-800NGs
on Bangkok-Jakarta flights next year, featuring Garuda Indonesia’s
new ‘Nature’s Wing’ livery, signature interior and upgraded
The new Boeing 737-800NG are
fitted with individual touch-screen LCD TVs throughout Executive
and Economy Classes with Video on Demand (VOD) entertainment
systems offering 25 feature films and 250 audio tracks.
Garuda Indonesia is introducing more Boeing 737-800NGs,
which is part of a plan to more than double its fleet to 116
aircraft over the next five years. The 737-800NGs are primarily
used on short and medium-range services.
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