Garuda Indonesia will reduce its flights between Jakarta and London Gatwick in favour of additional flights to Amsterdam. Operated on the B777-300ER, the airline will increase flight frequency of the Jakarta – Amsterdam route from five times to six times a week starting from 11 July 2015.
To add more flights between Jakarta and Amsterdam, Garuda’s London services drop from five-times-weekly via Amsterdam to three-times-weekly, and retain the Dutch detour in each direction. That’s also when the airline launches its newest route, Jakarta-Singapore-Amsterdam.
With the addition of Singapore on the Jakarta – Amsterdam service, Garuda Indonesia hopes to enhance cargo volume on that particular route considering that Changi International Airport is one of the world’s busiest airports.
Director commercial of Garuda Indonesia, Handayani, said: “As the busiest city in Europe and indeed in the world, London is a also a very important destination in Garuda Indonesian European network besides Amsterdam. In line with the airline’s route restructurisation in Europe, Garuda Indonesia is also developing codeshare agreements with various airline partners on the Amsterdam – London service to complement its three times a week schedule. We will continue to enhance our London service in the future to meet increasing market demands.”