Garuda Indonesia, has announced a doubling of the available capacity and an increase in the daily services from seven to nine flights on the Singapore-Jakarta route from the end of October 2009. Commencing 16th September 2009, the route will be operated using the new 222-seater Airbus A330-200.
Garuda Indonesia’s new Airbus A330-200 includes individual touch-screen LCD TVs throughout Executive and Economy Classes with Video on Demand (VOD) entertainment systems offering 25 feature films and 250 audio tracks. It also has full flat beds in Executive Class with 74-inch seat pitch. The aircraft will leave Singapore at 1910, arriving Jakarta at 1945.
From September 2009, Garuda Indonesia will also resume its early morning service which departs Singapore at 0705 and arrives at 0740 in Jakarta. The return flight from Jakarta leaves at 1930, arriving in Singapore at 2205.
"We’ve seen an increase of around 30 per cent in passenger load factors on the Singapore-Jakarta route and this service will specifically cater to business travellers, as it allows them to conduct return day trips," said Iswandi Said, Senior General Manager - Area Asia, Europe & Middle East, Garuda Indonesia.
In addition, Garuda Indonesia’s Executive Class passengers flying from Singapore will be able enjoy check-in services at JetQuay, the first luxury CIP terminal in Asia, located next to Changi Airport’s Terminal 2.
The introduction of the A330-200s is part of a plan to more than double the Garuda Indonesia fleet to 116 aircraft over the next five years. The A330-200 will be primarily used for medium and long-haul route