Garuda to fly Jakarta-Amsterdam-London
Published: 13/08/2014 - Filed under: News »
Garuda Indonesia will launch a Jakarta-Amsterdam-London Gatwick service next month.
From September 8, the airline will operate a B777-300ER in a three-class configuration — with eight seats in first class, 38 in business and 268 in economy — on the five-times weekly route. To view a seatplan, click here.
Earlier this year, Garuda abandoned plans to fly non-stop between Jakarta and Gatwick due to being unable to obtain slots at the airport during the summer (see news, March 17).
The new service will run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Outbound service GA089 will depart LGW at 1310, arriving at Amsterdam Schiphol at 1515, before taking-off again at 1700 and landing in Jakarta at 1140 the next day, where it will connect with Garuda's onward services to Australia.
Return flight GA088 will depart Jakarta at 0040, arriving in Amsterdam at 0940, before taking-off again at 1155 to land in London at 1200.
Emirsyah Satar, Garuda's president and CEO, said: "The opening of the London to Jakarta service will support economic activities between Indonesia and the UK, in light of the growing trade transaction between the countries each year."
mkcol74 - 13/08/2014 17:04
Will they be offering any availability on the LGW-AMS sector only?
MrMichael - 13/08/2014 19:24
Yes they are, £49 economy, £99 business and £249 first. The £249 is fifty quid cheaper than BA business.
andrew_sheppard - 13/08/2014 20:43
Looks like you can do LGW to AMS for £91 return based on a dummy booking Ive just tried on their website
MarcusGB - 14/08/2014 02:39
I remember KLM having one 767 as do BA on the London -AMS routes just one each morning. It was so nice for such a quiclk trip.
I wonder though, How many will be willingto go through to LGW via Amsterdam with probably incl flight time, 3-4 hrs extra?
With the times, it would seem most refueling etc will be in AMS, so i presume passengers will have to get off waiting over 2 hrs in Amsterdam?
The turn around at LGW seems very tight!
MrMichael - 14/08/2014 06:37
Marcus, I agree, looked at it for Sydney, but with the stopover in AMS plus two further changes the journey looked a nightmare. I understood one of the reasons for Garuda,s decision to reintroduce a London service was to get some of the Kangaroo route action, but it seems not the case given the timings and prices. I recall in the eighties they were very competitive on the Kangaroo route ex LGW.
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