Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia, has appointed Bird Group as its local representative in India to manage its marketing and sales activities, marking the airline’s first step in developing its network in the market. Through the appointment of Bird Group, Garuda Indonesia aims to significantly increase the visibility of its products and service, reinforcing the airline’s commitment and growing confidence in the market.
Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia, is increasing capacity on its Jakarta – Singapore route by operating larger capacity aircraft in response to the strong bi-directional demand. Garuda currently operates nine daily flights between Singapore and Jakarta.
Garuda Indonesia has confirmed it will postpone the launch of a new service to London. A new flight had been planned to launch on November 2nd, but limited runway capacity at Soekarno-Hatta Airport has forced a change of plan.
Boeing and Garuda Indonesia celebrated the arrival of the airline’s first 777-300ER in Jakarta. The long-haul, twin-aisle airplane is the first of ten 777-300ERs delivered to the airline and is a key component of the Garuda Indonesia’s Quantum Leap fleet revitalisation program.
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.
In a move to ensure optimum fares for its 20 million passengers, Garuda Indonesia has switched to SITA’s innovative fare pricing software, Airfare Insight. The system monitors competitor fare activity in an increasingly complex market that can have 20 million fare changes in a single week. It enables Garuda to make fully-informed fare changes in real time ensuring the airline continually offers competitive fares to customers.
As part of its flight network expansion programme, Garuda Indonesia has announced increased services to six new destinations in Europe and the Middle East. The destinations - Frankfurt, Brussels, Milan, Dusseldorf, Munich, and Bahrain – will be served to codeshare partner Etihad Airways.
Garuda Indonesia – the national airline for Indonesia – announced today that it has chosen Gatwick to operate direct flights between London and Jakarta, one of south-east Asia’s largest hub airports. This will make Gatwick the only UK airport to connect passengers directly to the largest economy in the region.
Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia has announced its third quarter consolidated operating revenue of $2.39 billion, an increase of 14.4 per cent, compared to the $2.08 billion earned in the same period last year. In addition, the airline booked an income from operations of $92.75 million, which is a significant 140.4 percent rise compared to $38.60 million last year.
Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia, has launched a premium check-in area at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cengkareng to better serve its premium passengers. Executive class passengers and Garuda Frequent Flyer Platinum members can now check-in, pay their airport taxes, make another reservation, purchase new tickets or re-route their flights using the new exclusive check-in counters.
Garuda Indonesia and Liverpool Football Club have signed a Global Official Airline partnership, which will run for three seasons until 2015. This exclusive deal sees Garuda take over as official airline for the club, which means whenever Liverpool tours to destinations served by the airline - especially in Asia and Australia - it will enlist the services of Garuda Indonesia, as its official airline.
Garuda Indonesia has appointed its first general sales agent in Brunei Darussalam, ADATC Sales. Starting August 1st 2012, ADATC Sales will act as the Indonesian national airline’s local representative to manage its sales, marketing and reservation activities in Brunei.