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Etihad and Garuda Commence Codeshare on Jakarta-Perth Flights

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 [HD video below] Etihad Airways and Garuda Indonesia today commence new codeshare flights between Jakarta and Perth, the capital of Western Australia.

The daily nonstop flights, to be operated by the Indonesian flag carrier, will add an extra 2,184 seats each week to the Jakarta-Perth route.

The Jakarta-Perth route adds a new dimension to our partnership with Garuda Indonesia which has developed in a mutually beneficial way since its signing last October particularly in terms of operational and cost efficiencies, said James Hogan, Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer. The codeshare with Garuda to Perth demonstrates the effectiveness of our partnership strategy, enabling Etihad Airways to continue its expansion in Australia and to contribute to tourism and economic growth. We are confident that seamless two-way connections in Jakarta to Perth and Abu Dhabi and beyond to Europe, Africa and the Middle East will hold great appeal to travellers on the route.

Emirsyah Satar, Garuda Indonesias President and CEO, added, The Jakarta-Perth nonstop flights are part of the airlines expansion program to develop its international network and in line with Garuda Indonesias Quantum Leap Program 2011-2015. The new route is expected to boost inbound travel to Indonesia, and strengthen the airlines network to Australia a total of 42 weekly flights serving Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

Flight GA724 / EY7126 will depart Jakarta at 10:30 and will arrive in Perth at 15:50 a total journey time of 5 hours.

The return flight GA725 / EY7125 will depart Perth at 17:40 and arrive in Jakarta at 21:15 a total journey time of 4.50 hours.

The Jakarta-Perth flights will be operated by a two-class Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 12 seats in Business Class and 144 seats in Economy Class.

Perth Airport Chief Executive Officer, Brad Geatches, said, In the 12 months to April 2013, more than 840,000 passengers travelled between Perth and Indonesia. Although Indonesia is the most popular travel market to and from Perth, there are currently limited direct services between Perth and Jakarta, so it is pleasing to see that Garuda has responded to this market gap.

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