Garuda Indonesia Adds Another Jakarta-Perth Flight

Pilots and staff of national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia have canceled a planned strike, the company said on Friday (06/07). (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

By : Amal Ganesha | on 11:41 PM February 02, 2018
Category : Business, Corporate News

Jakarta. Flag carrier Garuda Indonesia announced on Friday (02/02) it will add another flight on its Jakarta-Perth route, bumping up the flight frequency to five return flights a week.

The new flight is scheduled every Friday, departing from Jakarta at 10.25 a.m. and arriving in Perth at 4 p.m.

The return flight will leave from Perth at 5.40 p.m. and arrive in Jakarta at 9.35 p.m.

Garuda said in a statement the extra flight is provided to respond to market demand and to support the Tourism Ministry's campaign to promote 10 priority tourist destinations in Indonesia including the Thousand Islands, a mini archipelago off the coast of Jakarta.

"Australia is one of our emerging markets and contributes significantly to Garuda Indonesia's revenue. A lot of Indonesians and Australians travel between Jakarta and Perth for business, leisure, education and medical check-ups," Garuda Indonesia cargo director Sigit Muhartono said.

Garuda serves a total of 35 flights every week between Indonesia and Australia. Denpasar-Melbourne is its busiest route with eight return flights every week.

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