Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Garuda Indonesia will serve back to Europe

Garuda Indonesia

PT Garuda Indonesia (Garuda) will serve to ensure the flight back to Europe  started semester I in 2010. Certainty about this information after European Union (EU) revoke the prohibition of four airlines fly to Indonesia. As stated by Head Corporate Communications Garuda, Pujobroto when in Jakarta on Friday (2 / 7) night, responding to the decision of the Air Safety Committee of European Union in Brussels, Belgium. One of the recommendations is the decision to repeal the fly prohibition to EU of four airlines namely Garuda Indonesia, Mandala Airlines, Indonesia Airfast, and Prime Air.

The official decision will be issued approximately two weeks onward, once translated into 22 official languages and signed by EU Commissioner for transportation affairs. Pujobroto continue, Garuda welcomes the positive decision and therefore the Garuda will fly to Europe, especially to Amsterdam as the first city in Europe. However, it is necessary for the series preparation and is estimated to take about nine months so it can be expected to fly around the first semester of 2010. Pujobroto also said, for the sake of it, Garuda not specify the type of aircraft that will be used to reopen the flight to Europe.

"But it can, as an alternative, we will fly to Europe with a Airbus 330-200 aircraft. Therefore should stop once or can not be direct," he said. If later, orders of 10 Boeing 777 aircraft type is a new coming around the end of 2010 or early 2011, the Garuda can fly non-stop to a number of cities in Europe with the newest aircraft. Cities are to Amsterdam and Frankfurt.

"Options for Amsterdam as the first casue market there is big enough," said Pujobroto. At the end of 2004, Garuda Indonesia close the route to Amsterdam because the service is not competitive. Therefore, due to the plan of open the route back, he added, Garuda would conduct a number of improvements to the quality of service, including flying back with the new aircraft. EU ban on the fly all Indonesian airlines applied since July 2007, following a series of aircraft accidents at that time.