INDONESIA: Garuda mulls relaunch of int’l routes

Indonesia’s flag carrier, Garuda Indonesia, is considering reopening routes to Amsterdam and Nagoya, in Japan and starting a new service to India next year, The Jakarta Post reported quoting a company spokesman."We terminated our service to Amsterdam at the end of 2004 because it wasn’t competitive and was losing money. Now, we are considering reopening […]


Indonesia’s flag carrier, Garuda Indonesia, is considering reopening routes to Amsterdam and Nagoya, in Japan and starting a new service to India next year, The Jakarta Post reported quoting a company spokesman."We terminated our service to Amsterdam at the end of 2004 because it wasn’t competitive and was losing money. Now, we are considering reopening it with improved effi ciency and profi tability," the spokesman said.

Besides Amsterdam, Garuda also closed its routes to London and Paris in 2004. It closed its service to Nagoya after the second Bali bombing in 2004 leaving it with only two destinations in Japan – Tokyo and Osaka."As the Japanese market has been showing an improvement, we’re studying the possibility of also reopening the route to Nagoya."

Regarding a service to India, Garuda had yet to select a destination in that country, the spokesman added.