Garuda Indonesia will launch direct flights between Jakarta and Tokyo at the end of August. From 31 August 2010, GA 884 flying Jakarta - Tokyo will depart at 23.50 to arrive in Tokyo at 09.00.
The return flight, GA 885, will leave Tokyo at 12.00 to arrive in Jakarta at 17.45. The new service uses Airbus 330-200 that has a capacity of 222 passengers with a seating configuration of 36 passengers in Executive Class and 186 passengers in Economy Class.
Garuda Indonesia President and CEO, Emirsyah Satar said, “In light of with the growing trade relations between the two countries, we dedicate this direct service from Jakarta-Tokyo to passengers who are travelling on business to and from both countries. This service will ultimately add to the comfort and facility of travelling between Jakarta and Tokyo, particularly for Garuda Indonesia passengers.”
Garuda Indonesia already flies to other cities in Japan from Denpasar, such as to Nagoya three times a week and to Osaka five times a week, in addition to a daily schedule to Tokyo via Denpasar.
For passengers travelling from Japan, Garuda offers a new service, namely “Immigration on-Board”, which offers passengers with immigration assistance by issuing Visa On Arrival on-board.