The increased services are to meet rising travel demand to and from Europe.
Two-way traffic between Indonesia and the Netherlands is expected to rise with Garuda Indonesia’s upping frequency between Jakarta and Amsterdam from five to six times a week starting 22 July 2015.
The additional frequency on this route is part of the airline’s efforts to meet rising market demands, and to strengthen its presence in the international market especially in the European region.
To add more flights between Jakarta and Amsterdam Garuda also made adjustments to its Jakarta-Amsterdam-London Gatwick service, changing it to a new thrice weekly Jakarta-Singapore–Amsterdam service.
The new schedule now sees Garuda Indonesia flying three times weekly on the Jakarta-Amsterdam-London Gatwick route, and on the Jakarta-Singapore-Amsterdam route with three weekly flights too.
Operated on the Boeing B777-300ER aircraft, the Jakarta-Amsterdam service via Singapore are on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, while the route via London fly on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
The inclusion of Singapore on the Jakarta-Amsterdam service is part of Garuda’s effort to develop the travel market from Singapore to Europe, as well as to offer a greater choice of travel to customers travelling to Europe from its Amsterdam hub.
Director commercial of Garuda Indonesia, Handayani, said the airline is increasing flight frequency on the Jakarta-Amsterdam route to keep up with high travel demands to Europe, as well as to accommodate increasing traffic between Indonesia and countries in Europe.
London is also another important destination in Garuda’s European network, she added.
“In line with the airline’s route restructuring in Europe, Garuda is also developing codeshare agreements with various airline partners on the Amsterdam-London service to complement its three times a week schedule,” Handayani said.
“We will continue to enhance our London service in the future to meet increasing market demands.”