Garuda Indonesia launches dedicated Singapore service

13 Nov 2014 01:41:29

Indonesia's national airline, Garuda Indonesia, announced the launch of a dedicated service for passengers travelling from Singapore to Jakarta. The airline will also add a 10th daily flight between Singapore and Jakarta starting 3 December 2014, making it a frequency leader for this route.

The route will be serviced by a fleet of technologically-advanced Boeing 737-800 and Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The airline has also localized elements of the signature Garuda Indonesia on-board experience including in-flight meals customised to suit the local palate such as Ayam Panggang (Grilled Turmeric Chicken) and Bumbu Rojak (Asian Spicy Salad) for Business Class and Chicken Dum Briyani for Economy Class passengers.

At Soekarna-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, there will be a preferred baggage handling service and a dedicated belt for passengers arriving from Singapore. In addition, all passengers from Singapore will have access to the Emerald Sky Lounge when travelling onwards to domestic destinations with a transit time of three hours or more.

"œThe Singapore-Jakarta route is one the most important in our network which is why we are investing further to offer passengers unparalleled comfort and convenience when travelling with us. As a frequency leader for the route with the launch of our 10th flight, Garuda Indonesia is the best option for both business and leisure travellers flying to Jakarta and beyond from Singapore," said Sentot Mujiono, Vice President, Region Southeast Asia, Garuda Indonesia.

The new flight will operate using a Boeing 737-800NG aircraft, which features Garuda Indonesia's "˜Nature's Wing' livery, signature interior and upgraded on-board services. The new outbound service, GA 847, will depart Changi Airport at 2.05pm and arrive in Soekarno-Hatta Airport at 3pm. The inbound flight, GA 846, will depart Jakarta at 09:40am, arriving in Singapore at 12:30pm.

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