Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Routes of Garuda Indonesia Airlines


PT Garuda Indonesia will conduct maiden flight from Jakarta to Tokyo from August 31, 2010. Vice President of Communications Garuda Indonesia, Pujobroto explained the new route will be served one time flight every day. "Garuda Indonesia to open flights to Tokyo to meet the needs of customers, especially for business travelers," Pujobroto said in a press release, Monday (9 / 8).

Garuda Indonesia Airlines will use Airbus A330-200 to transport its passengers to Japan. The aircraft has a capacity of 222 seats with a passenger configuration of 36 executive class and 186 of economy class. The aircraft was equipped with a new interior where Executive Class is equipped with fully reclining flat bed seats. The aircraft is also equipped with LCD touch screen at all classes, and entertainment system with Audio & Video On Demand (AVOD) in the form of movies, music, and games that can be enjoyed during the flight.

President Director of Garuda Indonesia, Emirsyah Satar ensure that the Japanese market represents a potential market for Garuda Indonesia. Because Garuda Indonesia Airlines itself has been flying several other cities in Japan for more than 48 years. Such as the Denpasar-Nagoya route three times a week, Denpasar-Osaka five times a week, Denpasar-Tokyo every day.

"This flight gives the Immigration Service on-board, where the passengers can make arrangement to conduct immigration documents such as issuing visas on arrival at the aircraft," he explained. As for schedule, the Jakarta-Tokyo flight GA 884 will depart from Jakarta at 23:50 pm and arrive in Tokyo at 09.00 local time. Then go back to Jakarta by GA 885 at 12.00 local time and arrive in Jakarta at 17:45 pm.