Jakarta, 6 December 2016
- Garuda Indonesia, the airline of Indonesia, will provide the first
direct link between Indonesia and India by operating a new route from
Jakarta to the Indian metropolis Mumbai, starting
12 December 2016.
The new service will be served through Bangkok three times a week by
the airline’sBoeing 738 aircraft with a two-class cabin configuration
featuring its globally praised Business Class service concept and the
World's Best Economy Class (Skytrax
Global Airline Awards 2013).
VP Corporate Communications of
Garuda Indonesia Benny S. Butarbutar commented, “We are delighted to
announce that this world’s five star services will soon be available to
guests flying to and from Mumbai. Our new
service will connect seamlessly India and Indonesia, and offer the
comfort, convenience and superior inflight service for travelers between
Jakarta and Mumbai.”
He emphasized that there are
strong economic partnerships as well as numerous social, cultural, and
tourism relations between Indonesia and India, and the launching of this
new service will further boost those activities
amongst the two countries, whilst forging an even more solid bridge in
enhancing the future partnership between India and Indonesia, which are
now two of Asia’s new economic powerhouses.
Indonesia is currently one of
the largest markets to India with 350,000 people currently traveling to
the region on both business and leisure. This new direct route will not
only boost the economic activities between
the two countries, but also help towards meeting the Indonesian
government’s target to increase inbound tourism to Indonesia from India.
With Mumbai, Garuda Indonesia
adds the Indian subcontinent to its network. The multicultural
metropolis is the economic and commercial heart of India. it is also the
most populous city in India and the ninth most populous
agglomeration in the world, with an estimated city population of around
Mumbai is the main port of
India and is an important hub for the import and export sector. For
tourists, the rich history of Mumbai makes it worth a visit, but it is
also a good starting point to visit the rest of
Garuda Indonesia serves the Jakarta-Mumbai route via Bangkok route every Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.