Garuda Indonesia is re-introducing a new destination direct from Singapore and adding frequencies in response to strong demand for direct connections to and from Indonesia.
Starting July 19th, the Indonesian flag-carrier will be launching a new four times weekly service from Singapore to Surabaya.
As the capital of East Java, Surabaya is a hub that links Indonesia’s major cities in eastern areas such as Makassar and Balikpapan and the new route will provide more efficient trips for passengers travelling to destinations including holiday hotspot Lombok and the commercial city of Semarang.
Offering enhanced scheduling flexibility for business and leisure travellers, Garuda Indonesia will expand its service from Singapore to Bali, with a new four times weekly service from July 19th and introduce the addition of a ninth daily flight between Singapore and Jakarta starting August 18th.
Singapore is Garuda’s busiest destination outside of Indonesia and with the addition of these routes; the airline will operate over 80 weekly flights from Singapore to five Indonesian destinations namely Bali, Jakarta, Makassar, Balikpapan and Surabaya.
“South-east Asia is an important region and Singapore in particular is a key growth market for Garuda Indonesia.
“We are constantly looking to improve our flight offerings to provide Singapore travellers better connectivity into Indonesia,” said Nicodemus Lampe, vice president, Area Asia, Garuda Indonesia.
“With these new services, we aim to increase our passenger appeal and are confident that we will be able to capture a larger share of the market, in line with Garuda Indonesia’s ‘Quantum Leap’ strategy of becoming one the most profitable airlines in Asia.”