Garuda Indonesia launches first flight from new London home
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Garuda Indonesia has launched its new service from London to Jakarta, with the inaugural flight departing from the airline’s new UK home at London Heathrow Terminal 3.
The Indonesia flag carrier’s new service received a VIP send-off from His Excellency Dr Rizal Sukma, Indonesian Ambassador to the UK who attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Jubi Prasetyo, general manager UK & Ireland for Garuda Indonesia and Heathrow COO Normand Boivin.
Passengers arriving at the terminal were welcomed by former Liverpool Football Club players Ian Rush and Gary McAllister, who offered travellers the chance to win a prize in a penalty shootout challenge.
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.”
The first and only non-stop flight to connect the UK and Indonesia, GA87 will operate five times per week with departures every day except Mondays and Fridays, serviced by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration. The change of airport will allow the airline and passengers to take greater advantage of the SkyTeam facilities available at Heathrow and offer seamless connections between member airlines.
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