Category Archives: Garuda Indonesia

Garuda Indonesia to switch its Boeing 737 MAX 8 orders for other Boeing aircraft

First MAX 8, first flight on December 5, 2017, delivered on December 21, 2107

Garuda Indonesia ordered 50 Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 aircraft in 2014. The airline has only received one copy (above). Last month it cancelled its remaining 49 aircraft on order.

Since then Garuda Indonesia has been in negotiations with Boeing.

Now, according to the Nikkei Asian Review, Garuda Indonesia will now switch its previously cancelled order to other Boeing aircraft including the 737-10 MAX 10 and 787 Dreamliner.

Read the full report.

Top Copyright Photo: Garuda Indonesia Airways Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 N6046P (PK-GDA) (msn 62093) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 940301.

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Garuda Indonesia wants to cancel its remaining order for 49 Boeing 737 MAX 8s

Garuda Indonesia's first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8

Garuda Indonesia Airways has publicly stated it plans to cancel its remaining order of 49 Boeing 737 MAX 8s after losing confidence in the new type after two tragic crashes.

The airline ordered 50 of the new type in 2014. The flag carrier has already taken delivery of one (PK-GDA) but it is grounded.

Boeing is planning to visit the airline on March 28 to discuss the cancellation request.

Top Copyright Photo: Garuda Indonesia Airways Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 N6046P (PK-GDA) (msn 62093) BFI (Brandon Farris). Image: 940065.

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Garuda Indonesia to launch nonstop London Heathrow – Bali flights

Garuda Indonesia Airways Boeing 777-3U3 ER PK-GII (msn 29145) (SkyTeam) DPS (Pascal Simon). Image: 945220.

Garuda Indonesia is modifying it London (Heathrow) – Jakarta, Indonesia service to now include a new one-way London (Heathrow) – Denpasar (Bali) flight starting on January 22, 2019.

The return westward flight from Bali will stop at Jakarta.

The new eastward route is over 15 hours. It is also the first nonstop European route to the popular tourist island.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Garuda Indonesia Airways Boeing 777-3U3 ER PK-GII (msn 29145) (SkyTeam) DPS (Pascal Simon). Image: 945220.

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Garuda Indonesia to discontinue the Jakarta – London route

"Wonderful Indonesia" logo

Garuda Indonesia Airways has announced starting on October 30, 2018, the start of the winter season 2018-2019, Garuda Indonesia will no longer serve its Jakarta – London (Heathrow) route.

The airline continued;

The termination of our London route is one of our several internal adjustments to optimize our International flights network in 2019 and enhance our Jakarta-Amsterdam route.

Nevertheless, we will continue to fly to The United Kingdom via our main hub at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport with all our partners especially Sky Team Alliance airlines.

Together with our travel agency partners, Garuda Indonesia will work closely with the impacted passengers for their itineraries and re-accommodate them through our Jakarta-Amsterdam route or other alternative flights.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Garuda Indonesia): Garuda Indonesia Airways Boeing 777-3U3 ER PK-GIG (msn 29143) LHR (SPA). Image: 934898.

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Garuda Indonesia maintains its 5-Star Airline Ranking by Skytrax

Garuda Indonesia Airways Airbus A330-243 PK-GPK (msn 1028) NRT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 907728.

Garuda Indonesia has been Certified as a 5-Star Airline for 2018 by Skytrax, the international air transport rating organisation, during an Award Ceremony held today at the Changi Exhibition Center, Singapore Airshow 2018. This was the fourth consecutive year that Garuda Indonesia has been certified in this elite group of global airlines.

The 5-Star certification process is carried out through the “Skytrax Audit” process, with detailed assessment points covering every flight aspect, from pre-flight to in-flight and through to post-flight; such as quality of passenger service at the airport, quality of the waiting room, the comfort of the cabin, the inflight meal, the in-flight entertainment, to the service by the cabin crew.

Today, there are only 10 (Ten) Five Star Airliners from a total of 200 airlines worldwide. There are Garuda Indonesia, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, EVA Air, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Asiana Airlines, All Nippon Airlines (ANA), Hainan Airlines and Lufthansa.

In order to strengthen the company’s financial and operational performance, Garuda Indonesia and its subsidiaries work to a long-term business strategy entitled Garuda Indonesia Group, Sky Beyond 3.5, with a goal of being a value-driven aviation group with an achievement of 3.5 billion USD target on 2020 .

In addition, Garuda Indonesia’s subsidiary Citilink Indonesia (below) also attained a 4-Star Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) Airline certificate from Skytrax .

The 4-Star Rating has become a major milestone for Citilink Indonesia and the Garuda Indonesia Group, considering Citilink Indonesia is the first Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) Airline in Asia which has successfully attained the certification.

Top Copyright Photo: Garuda Indonesia Airways Airbus A330-243 PK-GPK (msn 1028) NRT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 907728.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Citilink-Garuda Indonesia Airways Airbus A320-251N WL PK-GTD (msn 7587) CGK (Michael B. Ing). Image: 938393.

Citilink-Garuda Indonesia Airways Airbus A320-251N WL PK-GTD (msn 7587) CGK (Michael B. Ing). Image: 938393.

 

Garuda Indonesia takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8

First MAX 8, first flight on December 5, 2017, delivered on December 21, 2107

Garuda Indonesia Airways on December 21, 2017 accepted its first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 when the pictured PK-GDA was handed over.

Coyright Photo: Garuda Indonesia Airways Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 N6046P (PK-GDA) (msn 62093) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 940301.

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Garuda Indonesia opens the Denpasar (Bali) – Guangzhou, China route

Garuda Indonesia Airways Boeing 737-8U3 WL PK-GMG (msn 30141) DPS (Michael B. Ing). Image: 924195.

Garuda Indonesia (Jakarta) is expanding into China. The flag carrier made this announcement:

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As part of its continuous network expansion program, particularly of the Chinese market, Garuda Indonesia on Sunday, November 22, officially launched a direct flight from Denpasar to Guangzhou, China and return.

Garuda Indonesia flies the Denpasar – Guangzhou (GA 896) route three (3) times a week, every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday with a departure from Denpasar scheduled at 23:45 WITA and arriving in Guangzhou at 05:00 LT (local time). Meanwhile, the Guangzhou – Denpasar route (GA 897) is flown every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Departure time from Guangzhou is at 06:15 LT and arrives in Denpasar at 12:00 WITA. On this new route, Garuda operates a Boeing 737-800 NG with a capacity of 12 passengers in business class and 150 passengers in economy class.

Garuda Indonesia’s Director of Services, Nicodemus P. Lampe said that the Denpasar – Guangzhou vv service is part of the airlines network expansion strategy, especially to China. China is a very important market for Garuda Indonesia and the Airline will continue to develop services to this country, explained Nicodemus.

With the launching of this new Denpasar Guangzhou service, Garuda now flies to China 24 times a week, to Shanghai – Jakarta vv (7 times), Beijing – Jakarta vv (4 times), Beijing – Denpasar vv (3 times), Guangzhou – Jakarta vv (7 times) and the newest service, Denpasar – Guangzhou Denpasar vv (3 times), added Nicodemus.

Now, more than ever, Garuda Indonesia is ready to cash in on the huge potential Chinese market, as Chinese tourists visiting Indonesia between January-August 2015 reached 489,233 tourists or an increase of 25.56 percent compared to the same period in 2014, which only reached 389,627 tourists, added Nicodemus.

Apart from flying to Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou, Garuda Indonesia also flies 21 times a week to Hong Kong, including Hong Kong – Jakarta vv (14 times) and Hong Kong – Denpasar vv (7 times).

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8U3 WL PK-GMG (msn 30141) prepares to taxi from the gate at Denpasar on the Indonesian island of Bali.

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