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Garuda Indonesia boosts Jakarta flights

Garuda Indonesia boosts Jakarta flights

Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia, has announced the addition of a third daily flight between Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta starting February 19th 2012.

The new service will operate using a Boeing 737-800NG aircraft, which features Garuda Indonesia’s new ‘Nature’s Wing’ livery, signature interior and upgraded on-board services such as individual touch-screen LCD TVs with Audio-Video on Demand entertainment systems.

“As a regional hub for both business and leisure travellers, Malaysia is a very important destination for us and is one which we are strongly committed to,” said

“Travellers from Malaysia top tourist arrivals to Indonesia last year and there is clearly a need for another daily service as we expect to see a continued growth in demand,” said Risnandi, senior general manager, Area Asia, Garuda Indonesia.

“Whether it is for business or pleasure, three daily Garuda flights will give passengers the convenience and flexibility when planning a trip to Jakarta.

Starting February 19th, the new inbound service, GA 816, will depart from Soekarno-Hatta Airport at 14:30 and arrive in Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 17:35.

The outbound flight, GA 817, will depart Kuala Lumpur at 18:40, arriving in Jakarta at 19:45.

Garuda Indonesia was upgraded to a four-star rating by Skytrax in 2009, the global benchmark for airline service standards, confirming the improvement in its front-line product and service quality.