Jakarta. National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia on Friday (17/11) increased its flight frequency between Jakarta and Batam in the Riau Islands to 40 per week, from 35 previously.
Garuda Indonesia marketing director Nina Sulistyowati said the step was taken to meet increased demand.
"The flights to Batam are always more than 75 percent full, making it one of strongest markets," Nina said.
"The additional flights are intended to provide more convenience for our customers in the two cities for both business and holiday travel," she added.
The additional flights are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing from Jakarta at 02:00 p.m. and departing from Batam at 02:35 p.m.
The airline currently has a total of 54 weekly flights to and from Batam. This includes seven weekly flights between Batam and Medan, North Sumatra, and an equal number between the city and Bandar Lampung.