Garuda Indonesia, on Friday (30/5) launched Jakarta – Amsterdam direct route following its entrance into the SkyTeam global airline alliance on March, 2014.
Garuda Indonesia is making a number of changes in its plans to reflect its commitment to the alliance and allow its customers to make maximum use of the many benefits it brings. The first major change is that Garuda Indonesia has decided to make Amsterdam, The Netherlands, its hub for Europe and beyond.
Garuda has been flying to Amsterdam already since 1963. In order to make this hub effective and most convenient for its customers, Garuda starts flying direct 5 times per week between Jakarta and Amsterdam starting today, using its brand new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which is capable of flying up to 14,500 kilometers and 15 hours non-stop. Before, Garuda Indonesia serves the Jakarta - Amsterdam flight with one stopover in Abu Dhabi with the Airbus A330s aircraft.
This product will be the first-ever commercial non-stop flight between Indonesia and The Netherlands and is sure to be the most convenient and comfortable way for anyone flying between the two countries. The new service will shorten passengers’ travel time from Jakarta to Amsterdam and vice versa to less than 14 hours, whilst also providing the quickest connection not only between Indonesia and the Netherlands, but also the Southeast Asia region and Europe.