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Garuda to Expand Services Within Southeast Asia

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Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia, is expanding its services across Southeast Asia by increasing frequency and capacity to Jakarta and Bali from key regional markets.

The airline will increase its flights to Thailand from thrice-weekly to a daily service from 25 October 2009. The new daily service will operate non-stop from Bangkok to Jakarta with Boeing 737 aircraft.

Garuda will also double frequencies from Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta in November, upgrading to twice-daily flights from its current once a day service.

 The Singapore-Jakarta route will see an increase in frequency to nine flights a day from the current seven. And in February next year, the airline will commence a daily service from Hong Kong to Bali from its current four weekly flights and daily from Hong Kong to Surabaya from its current three weekly flights.

“This expansion is inline with Garuda Indonesia’s five-year ‘Quantum Leap’ strategy to increase the number of international departures by more than 300% to 1,222 a week by 2014,” said Iswandi Said, Senior General Manager – Area Asia, Europe & Middle East, Garuda Indonesia.

From this month, Garuda Indonesia will operate its new 222-seater A330-200 aircraft from Singapore and Hong Kong to Jakarta which features the airlines new ‘Nature’s Wing’ livery, signature interior and upgraded on-board service.

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