Garuda to Increase Jakarta - Singapore Flights

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Indonesias national airline, Garuda Indonesia, is double its capacity and increase daily services from seven to nine flights on the Singapore-Jakarta route by the end of October.

The airline will also operate its new 222-seater Airbus A330-200 from 16 September 2009. The aircraft features Garuda Indonesias new Natures Wing livery, signature interior and upgraded on-board services.

Garuda Indonesias new Airbus A330-200 includes 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. It also has full flat beds in Executive Class with 74-inch seat pitch. The aircraft will leave Singapore at 19:10, arriving Jakarta at 19:45.

From next month, Garuda Indonesia will also resume its early morning service which departs Singapore at 07:05 and arrives at 07:40 in Jakarta. The return flight from Jakarta leaves at 19:30, arriving in Singapore at 22:05.

Weve seen an increase of around 30% in passenger load factors on the Singapore-Jakarta route and this service will specifically cater to business travellers, as it allows them to conduct return day trips, said Iswandi Said, Senior General Manager Area Asia, Europe & Middle East, Garuda Indonesia.

Garuda Indonesias Executive Class passengers flying from Singapore will be able enjoy check-in services at JetQuay. The luxury CIP terminal is located next to Changi Airports Terminal 2.

The introduction of the A330-200s is part of a plan to more than double the Garuda Indonesia fleet to 116 aircraft over the next five years. The A330-200 will be primarily used for medium and long-haul routes.

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