National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia will fly from Jakarta to Amsterdam nonstop for the comfort of travelers heading to The Netherlands.
"Starting May 30, Garuda will fly from Jakarta to Amsterdam nonstop," confirmed Garuda Indonesia Director of Marketing and Sales Erik Meijer at the 2014 Garuda International Travel Fair, GITF, opening ceremony in Jakarta on Friday.
Meijer stated that the nonstop Jakarta-Amsterdam route was the only non-stop routes that exist in the world that connect two cities.
Besides that, starting on September 8, the Jakarta-Amsterdam route will be extended to the British capital, to become Jakarta-Amsterdam-London.
Garuda Indonesia airline also plans to expand its routes not only in international flight, but also domestic by increasing the number of fleets. One of them is new Boeing B-777-300ER that can make non-stop intercontinental flight.
Previously, Garuda had planned to open a number of new international destinations in 2014 in order to develop and strengthen its flight network.
"The new Garuda Indonesia's international flights are to London, Manila and Mumbai," clarified President Director of Garuda Indonesia Emirsyah Satar earlier on Wednesday, April 2.
Emirsyah pointed out that the flight and routes development is now being conducted by Garuda Indonesia such as opening two new destinations and six new international routes in 2013.
As for domestic flights, Garuda Indonesia in 2013 has opened nine new destinations and 25 new routes that resulted in the addition of 80 domestic flights per day.
Emirsyah also explained that the fleet development was carried out in anticipation of the rising passenger flow in air transport services.
"The new aircraft fleet development also intends to improve efficiency through reduced fuel use and lower aircraft maintenance costs," he noted. (Antara)