Garuda Indonesia has announced the addition of an eighth daily flight between Singapore and Jakarta. Commencing on 1 August 2011, the introduction of the new service establishes means that Indonesia’s national carrier will now operate more services on the route than any other airline.
The new flight will operate using a Boeing 737-800NG aircraft, departing Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta Airport at 0755, arriving at Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 3 at 1020. The return service departs Changi at 1120, arriving in Jakarta at 1205.
“Singapore is a key destination for us as it represents our busiest route outside of Indonesia, with over 60 outbound flights weekly. With this new service, we increase our passenger appeal by offering an even wider range of timings on this key route to accommodate the growing demand,” said Risnandi, Garuda’s Senior General Manager for Asia.
Garuda recently launched a new daily service to Singapore from Makassar – its new eastern hub on the island of Sulawesi. This is the third direct connection to Changi from Indonesia, following Jakarta and Bali.