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Garuda Indonesia’s non-stop London service is returning

13 Nov 2018 by Craig Bright
Garuda Indonesia

Garuda Indonesia appears to be in two minds about its non-stop service to London Heathrow, with the carrier now confirming that the recently axed route will, in fact, be coming back from November 27 this year.

Responding to a user on Twitter earlier this week, the airline confirmed that non-stop flights between Jakarta and London Heathrow – cut on October 23 and replaced with a routing that goes via Amsterdam – will now be resumed.

The service will once again be operated by the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, according to the airline’s current schedule, however unfortunately this won’t be one of Garuda’s 777s outfitted with a first class cabin, which served the route prior to its cancellation. Instead, this aircraft now flies the airline’s Tokyo service.

Instead the route will be served by Garuda’s two-class 777-300ER, industry website airlineroute.net reports.

Flights will operate three times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with the following schedule:

Flight No. From To Departs Arrives Days
GA86 Jakarta (CGK) London (LHR) 1205 2000 Tue, Thu, Sat
GA87 London (LHR) Jakarta (CGK) 2155 1910+1 Tue, Thu, Sat

Prior to its cancellation last month, the non-stop service between Jakarta and London Heathrow was still a relatively young operation, having only come into effect from October 2017.

Prior to this, the airline routed its flights to Heathrow via Singapore.

Garuda and its stop start route network has been discussed extensively on our forum

Garuda… Back into London again?!!

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