Garuda Indonesia has announced that it wishes to operate between Jakarta and Tokyo route from November subject to the provision of slots by the Japanese Government.
The route is currently occupied by Japan Airlines (JAL) which is under going a financial restructure. Garuda's spokesman Pujobroto said the nation's flag carrier will start serving direct flights from Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta airport and Tokyo's Narita airports in November. Garuda had taken steps toward taking over the route when JAL was declared bankrupt, Pujobroto said. Garuda already serves everyday flights between Jakarta and Tokyo via Denpasar in Bali.