5/9/2014 8:38:08 AM
Following its entrance into the SkyTeam global airline alliance on March 5, 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 Indonesia has been flying to Amsterdam already since 1963. In order to make this hub effective and most convenient for its customers, the airline will start flying direct and non-stop between Jakarta and Amsterdam starting May 30, using its new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which is capable of flying up to 14,500 km and 15 hours non-stop.
Currently, Garuda Indonesia serves the Jakarta - Amsterdam flight with one stopover in Abu Dhabi with Airbus A330 aircraft.
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.