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Garuda Indonesia Flight to London Heathrow Amplify The Nation Branding in Europe

Industries | 23 May 2016

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia has announced inaugurated services to Heathrow Airport, London, last March 31, 2016, as an effort to strengthen its business expansion and to expand the Nation Branding in Europe. Previously - since September 2014 - Garuda Indonesia launched its flight to London via Gatwick Airport.


"London Heathrow is the busiest airport in the world ranked 6th with very high passenger traffic. With services to the Airport, Garuda Indonesia, is expected to expand the connectivity of passengers in the European market, in particular the UK, mainly through Skyteam network to various destinations in the world "said President & CEO of Garuda Indonesia M. Arif Wibowo. Garuda Indonesia flight from Jakarta to London Heathrow will be served via Singapore (transit), while from London Heathrow to Jakarta will be served non-stop with a frequency of five times per week (every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday), using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft which equipped with seat configuration of 8 seats for First class, 38 seats for business class, and 268 economy class seats. Flight GA-086 departs from Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport at 08:25 pm and arrive in Singapore at 11:20 local time. Flights resumed from Singapore at 12:20 and arrives at London Heathrow at 18:55 local time. While the GA-087 flights departing from London Heathrow Airport at 21:10 local time and arrive in Jakarta at 17.00 pm the next day.

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Via London Heathrow, Garuda Indonesia passengers can feel the full benefit of its membership in SkyTeam, including SkyTeam lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 4. In addition, the strategic position of London Heathrow which is connected to as many as 1,052 destinations served by SkyTeam will facilitate Garuda Indonesia passengers who wish to continue their flights to destinations other than Europe. Meanwhile, Deputy of Financial Services, Surveying and Consultancy SOE Ministry RI, Gatot Trihargo, in his speech representing the Minister of BUMN RI expressed appreciation for the efforts of Garuda Indonesia that continue to provide the best service to all passenger. "As the national flag carrier, Garuda Indonesia bears the title of Five Star which represent the proud of Indonesia. The service to London Heathrow will presumably strengthen Garuda flight network, which is certainly also stimulate the economic growth, business, and tourism in Indonesia in the future "added Gatot.


Meanwhile, as part of its ongoing fleet development program, throughout 2016 Garuda Indonesia Group will receive a total arrival of 17 new fleet consists of one Boeing 777-300ER, four Airbus A330-300, four ATR72-600, and eight Airbus A320's Citilink. Thus, until the end of 2016, Garuda Indonesia Group will operate a total fleet of 188 with Garuda Indonesia's fleet 144 and 44 Citilink fleet. In recognition to the continuation of the transformation and business development program which has been implemented, Garuda Indonesia is able to maintain the title as "Five Star Airline" and awarded "The World's Best Cabin Crew" from Skytrax for two consecutive years. Garuda Indonesia offer special price for Jakarta – London route.

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