Garuda Indonesia to reduce the frequency of flights from Jakarta to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, due to the economic crisis in the European region. But the airline will begin to open two new routes namely to Haneda, Tokyo and Taipei, Taiwan.
"In line with economic conditions in Europe which is still in recession, beginning March 1st, Garuda Indonesia will reduce the frequency of its flights to Europe /Amsterdam from seven to four times a week," said VP of Corporate Communication Garuda Indonesia, Pujobroto.
Pujobroto explained the next flight to Amsterdam will served by Garuda Indonesia on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from Jakarta. From Amsterdam is served every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, using A330-200 aircraft.
Pujobroto added in the line with an increase in market potential for a flight to Tokyo and Taipei, as from 27 April Garuda Indonesia will open a new route from Denpasar to Haneda (Tokyo), and on May 19, from Jakarta to Taipei. At the same time will also increase the frequency of Garuda Indonesia flight from Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur from twice to three times per day starting in February.
Denpasar - Haneda flights will be served five times per week (every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) with a scheduled departure from Denpasar (GA 886) at 15.30 AM and arrive at Haneda at 23.30 LT. The plane will fly back from Haneda (GA 887) at 01.00 LT and arrive in Denpasar at 07.00 WITA, using Airbus 330-300 aircraft with a capacity of 257 passenger seats (42 executive class and 215 economy class).
Jakarta - Taipei flights will be served every day (seven times a week) with a scheduled departure from Jakarta (GA 852) at 23:45 pm and arrive in Taipei at 06:15 LT, then fly back from Taipei (GA 853) at 07:15 LT and arrive in Jakarta at 11:35 pm, using Boeing 737-800 New Generation (NG).