Garuda reinstates Jakarta- Haneda direct service
Garuda Indonesia has officially reinstated its daily Jakarta-Haneda service from 15 June 2014 utlising A330- 300 equipment to meet what it says is market demand and broaden its flight network.
July 1, 2014
Garuda Indonesia has officially reinstated its daily Jakarta-Haneda service from 15 June 2014 utlising A330- 300 equipment to meet what it says is market demand and broaden its flight network. For Garuda Indonesia, the occasion signifies an important moment in history as its echoes the airline’s first flight from Indonesia to Japan on 13 March 1962 which departed from the old Kemayoran Airport Jakarta for Haneda via Hong Kong, using a Lockheed L-118 Electra.
Garuda Indonesia president & CEO, Emirsyah Satar said that the reinstatement of the Jakarta-Haneda service is part of Garuda Indonesia’s strategic effort to broaden its services to Japan and beyond. “The service allows Garuda Indonesia passengers to continue their journey to other cities in Japan with connecting ANA flights, or eventually to the United States with codeshare Delta Air Lines flights,” said Satar.
“Japan is very important to Garuda Indonesia and the people of Japan has always been a potential market. For more than 50 years, Garuda Indonesia has shown its support towards the diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Japan – especially in increasing economic, tourism and social activities between the two countries,” he added.
With the opening of the Jakarta- Haneda direct service, Garuda Indonesia currently serves 39 weekly flights to Japan, including the Jakarta-Osaka (Kansai), Denpasar-Osaka (Kansai), Jakarta-Tokyo (Narita), Denpasar – Tokyo (Narita), Denpasar-Tokyo (Haneda), and Jakarta-Tokyo (Haneda). Through the codeshare agreement with All Nippon Airways, Garuda Indonesia passengers will be able to fly with ANA to various large cities in Japan, such as Fukuoka, Sapporo and Okinawa.