Garuda Indonesia will include a direct flight from London-Heathrow to the resort destination of Bali.
Starting January 22, the airline will alter the route between Indonesia and the United Kingdom, operating a thrice-weekly service that would fly from Jakarta-London-Denpasar. The airline will use Boeing 777-300 aircraft on the route, and travelers will notice the gap between Jakarta and Bali.
The London-Bali route is intended to serve the tourist market from the UK known for its black sand beaches, swaggering sunsets and Hindu temples. To return to London from Bali, Garuda Indonesia customers could take one of several flights to Jakarta to catch the Jakarta-London segment, which departs in the mid-morning. A quick search of current flights display one flight from Bali to Jakarta departing in the morning, arriving in time to catch the London flight.
While the move to not use the 777 to fly the additional Bali-Jakarta route, the service will be the first non-stop connection between the UK and Bali. Other options for the return leg may include using SkyTeam partner carriers such as KLM, Korean Air, China Southern, or Xiamen Air.