Garuda increases Jakarta-AMS frequency

Garuda Indonesia will reduce itsflights between Jakarta and LondonGatwick in favour of additional flights toAmsterdam.

Garuda increases Jakarta-AMS frequency

Garuda Indonesia will reduce its flights between Jakarta and London Gatwick in favour of additional flights to Amsterdam. Operated with B777-300ER aircraft, the airline will increase flight frequency of the Jakarta-Amsterdam route from five times to six times a week starting from 11 July 2015.

The additional frequencies are part of the airline’s efforts to meet rising market demands and to strengthen its presence in the international market, especially in the European region, the carrier said. To add more flights between Jakarta and Amsterdam, Garuda’s London services drop from five-times-weekly via Amsterdam to three-times-weekly, and retain the Dutch detour in each direction. The airline is also launching its newest route, Jakarta-Singapore- Amsterdam.

With the addition of Singapore on the Amsterdam service three times a week, Garuda Indonesia hopes to enhance cargo volume on that particular route considering that Changi International Airport has significant flight connections and subsequently a large volume of transhipment cargo.

Director commercial of Garuda Indonesia, Handayani, said: “As the busiest city in Europe and indeed in the world, London is a also a very important destination in Garuda Indonesian European network besides Amsterdam. In line with the airline’s route restructuring in Europe, Garuda Indonesia is also developing codeshare agreements with various airline partners on the Amsterdam-London service to complement its three times a week schedule. We will continue to enhance our London service in the future to meet increasing market demands.”