As reported earlier, Garuda Indonesia is increasing it’s Denpasar-Perth service to two daily with the existing GA724/725 service to become a direct Jakarta-Perth flight without the need for “a hop, skip and a jump” via Denpasar which it currently does.
A direct five-hour flight from Perth-Jakarta on Garuda’s new Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft will be classed as medium haul
Business class on the Boeing 737-800 will be a recliner similar to Australian domestic business class — comfortable enough for the medium-range flight — with touch-screen on demand entertainment.
Economy passengers will find standard Boeing 737-800 seats, but will also have the on demand entertainment to distract them.
Bagus Y. Siregar, Garuda’s VP Australia/South West Pacific, says his airline is targeting business travellers with the new flights.
“We’ve launched this service to respond to the growing demand, particularly from the business community. With the new non-stop flights Jakarta is just under 5 hours away, which makes it very convenient for our corporate travellers,” explains Bagus.
WA travellers looking to head to London will want to keep an eye out for whether the service connects to Garuda’s newly announced Jakarta-London flights.
Schedules are located in the GDS Schedule Updates for February 2013!
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