The national carrier Garuda Indonesia and the British Embassy in Jakarta have launched a new, joint campaign to promote tourism and education in both Indonesia and the UK. The campaign is aimed to encourage Indonesians to visit the UK to experience the world’s best football and shopping or to study at the UK’s world class universities, and to fly there in style and comfort on Garuda Indonesia’s route to Heathrow, as well as to promote tourist visits to Indonesia.
Garuda Indonesia has confirmed an order with Airbus for the purchase of 14 A330-900neo, the new re-engined version of the best-selling A330 wide-body airliner. The decision is designed to support the company’s growth and business expansion in the future. Garuda Indonesia plans to use the A330neo to develop its medium and long haul network, with the aircraft offering cutting edge technology along with more efficient operations.
Garuda Indonesia has launched its new service from London to Jakarta, with the inaugural flight departing from the airline’s new UK home at Terminal 3 of London’s Heathrow Airport. Jubi Prasetyo, general manager UK & Ireland said: “We were thrilled to see our first flight from our new UK home at London Heathrow take to the skies. “Being the first and only carrier to fly non-stop to Jakarta, we are now the most efficient way to reach Indonesia from the UK.”
Following the recent announcement that the airline will launch the first non-stop service from the UK to Jakarta from their new base at London Heathrow, Garuda Indonesia have made travel beyond the capital that much simpler with the ‘Wonderful Indonesia Travel Pass’. The pass allows travellers the chance to explore Indonesia at their own leisure with the itinerary of their choice.
Garuda Indonesia is to begin services from London to Jakarta, operating from their new UK base at Terminal 3 of London’s Heathrow Airport. The new service will be the first and only non-stop flight to connect the UK and Indonesia, beginning Thursday March 31st, 2016. It is expected that seats will be on sale from the third week of February.
Garuda Indonesia has booked a net income of $51.4 million through the third quarter 2015, an increase of 123.4 per cent compared to the same period last year when it incurred a loss of $220.1 million. Garuda Indonesia president Arif Wibowo said in Jakarta the company also increased total revenue from $2.83 billion through the third quarter 2014 to $2.84 billion during the same period in 2015. Meanwhile, total expenses dropped from $3.08 billion to $2.72 million.
Oman Air and Garuda Indonesia have entered a new codeshare agreement that will offer greater choice and convenience for customers of both airlines. The agreement will enable Oman Air’s customers to book flights, operated by Garuda Indonesia, between Jakarta and Bali, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.
Garuda Indonesia will increase flight frequency of the Jakarta - Amsterdam route from five times to six times a week from July 22nd. The addition of Jakarta - Amsterdam route frequency is part of the airline’s efforts to meet rising market demands, and to strengthen its presence in the international market, especially in the European region.
Boeing and Garuda Indonesia announced today the airline’s intent to purchase 30 787-9 Dreamliners, as well as up to 30 737 MAX 8 airplanes. Boeing will work with Garuda Indonesia to finalise the order, at which time it will be posted to Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website.
Garuda Indonesia and Myanmar Airways International have concluded a codeshare agreement. The signing of the agreement was carried out by Garuda Indonesia executive vice president, sales and marketing, Erik Meijer and Myanmar Airways International managing director Si Thu. Under the agreement, Garuda Indonesia will place its GA marketing code on Myanmar Airways International’s flights between Bangkok-Yangon and Singapore-Yangon.
Boeing and Garuda Indonesia have announced an order for 50 737 MAX 8s, valued at $4.9 billion at current list prices. The flag carrier of Indonesia will purchase 46 737 MAX 8s and will convert existing orders for four Next-Generation 737-800s to 737 MAX 8s.
Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 11 distinct hotel brands, has announced a new partnership with Garuda Indonesia, the national air carrier of Indonesia. The partnership allows members of both GarudaMiles and Hilton HHonors to earn HHonors Points and GarudaMiles miles when they stay at any of the more than 4,100 hotels within the Hilton Worldwide Portfolio.