Garuda to Operate New Boeing 737-800 on KL - Jakarta Route

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 22 December 2010

[HD video below] Indonesias national airline, Garuda Indonesia, will operate a new Boeing 737-800 Next Generation (738NG) aircraft on the Kuala Lumpur-Jakarta route starting from 15 January 2011.

Featuring the carriers Natures Wing livery, signature interior and upgraded on-board services, the new aircraft comfortably seats 156 passengers in a two-class configuration.

Compared to the current fleet of aircraft servicing the route, the new 737-800s will significantly increase the airlines capacity by up to 40%. The technologically advanced 737-800 aircraft also features individual touch-screen LCD TVs throughout Executive and Economy Classes with Video on Demand (VOD) entertainment systems offering 25 feature films and 25 audio tracks.

We decided to deploy the new aircraft on this route because of the steady increase in demand experienced from our customers. Garuda Indonesias flights from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta are popular with the business and golfing community because of our convenient flight timings and value added services which cater to their need for convenience and comfort, said Erwin Suharja, General Manager for Malaysia, Garuda Indonesia.

Garuda Indonesia currently offers two flights daily from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta. Effective from 15 January 2011, travellers can easily do a day trip either for business or a round of golf in many of Jakartas scenic courses by taking the 08:00 flight to Jakarta and returning on the 17:10 flight (Jakarta time). Passengers with golf bags are also entitled to additional 15kg baggage allowance, besides the standard 20kgs. The second departure from Kuala Lumpur is at 12:45 (KL time) and a return flight from Jakarta at 08:45 (Jakarta time).

Executive Class passengers can also fast-track their immigration clearances at the premium immigration lanes at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and dedicated immigration counters at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta.

In celebration of the new aircraft, Garuda Indonesia is offering a special promotional fare of RM111 return for flights on 15 January. The fares can be purchased from IATA certified agents and the Garuda Indonesia ticketing office at Ground Floor, Menara Park, Block D, Megan Avenue II, No. 12 Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, 50450, Kuala Lumpur.

New Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737-800 NG @ Singapore Airshow 2010

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