Garuda Indonesia is set to become the first airline to officially cancel an order for the Boeing 737 Max 8 after two crashes involving the plane.
The region of Raja Ampat in Indonesia is now only a single stop-over away for British travellers thanks to a new flight launched by Garuda Indonesia. The Indonesian airline will now offer connections on its London-Jakarta non-stop service twice a week.
Garuda Indonesia is to offer the only return, non-stop flights between the UK and Indonesia. The new service will operate from Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to London Heathrow from October 31st.
Vietnam Airlines and Garuda Indonesia have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen cooperation between the two airlines. The deal focuses on a codeshare partnership, services, maintenance, repair, and overhaul, and cargo.
Garuda Indonesia will provide the first direct link between Indonesia and India by operating a new route from Jakarta to the Indian metropolis Mumbai, starting December 12th. The new service will be served through Bangkok three times a week by the airline’s Boeing 738 aircraft with a two-class cabin configuration.
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.