Garuda reinstates Brisbane flights as Indonesia booms
20 Nov 2012 22:56:37
Garudaâ€™s announcement of a return to Brisbane with frequent single aisle services to Bali and then on to Jakarta is interesting for the scale it gives to the consequences for Australia-Indonesia air travel sector of the increased consumer wealth in the vast archipelago to our north.
Surely the most important thing about Indonesia is not the size of the Australia to Indonesia market, but the Indonesia originating market, which as is the case with China, going to be of enormous size in its own right.
Garudaâ€™s plans talk about 737-800s. They will be large twin aisle jets within 10 years, as is already the case for its services to larger Australian cities.
The question for Australian airlines and their investors and employees is how much of the action they can secure.
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