Garuda… Back into London again?!!Back to Forum
Today @Airlineroute tweeted “Garuda Indonesia has closed reservations for London Heathrow flights for most dates on/after late June 2019.”
Although not officially confirmed by Garuda it now appears the London route to Indonesia will soon cease.
I have checked its website and, for later this month, all I can see are connections via Amsterdam using KLM for the London-Amsterdam sector.
Although travellers will be offered an alternative (via AMS) this is not ideal because of the schedule change.
Garuda’s flight departed London in the evening but from Amsterdam its departure is at noon.
It means people who have booked with Garuda will either have to depart London Heathrow at 0630 (to connect in AMS) or 2055 (which requires an overnight at Schiphol).
We await further news.19 Jun 2019
Mystery surrounds Garuda’s London route.
A few days ago Airline Route reported that reservations had closed.
Yesterday it reported that bookings were possible once again.22 Jun 2019
The return flight would allow a 3 hour connection at DPS to GA 714 to SYD and 2 hour connection to GA 718 to MEL. At least while this current announcement applies.22 Jun 2019
Garuda now have LHR-DPS flights on a A332, with a stopover in Medan?!!
I cannot think of one Airline Worldwide with such chaotic indecision, in October 2019.
Why would any of us book this Airline ex Europe these days?
They have really sunk into the depths, complete lack of reliability, from where they once were, with decent Y, very good Business Class, and excellent First services.13 Aug 2019
If GA continues to serve London in the long term it will have reverted to the discount carrier it was previously.
Schedules from Amsterdam will surely continue (although GA adopted a volume approach to the Dutch market some time ago) as for historical and cultural reasons it’s GA’s European HQ.13 Aug 2019
Garuda may be having its third CEO in three years.26 Aug 2019
With the previous CEO being held on corruption charges I agree that things are not looking that good for Mr Askhara ether:
Tempo from last week:
‘TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Garuda Indonesia (IDX: GIAA) president director I Gusti Ngurah Askhara Danadiputra, also known as Ari Askhara, resigned from his post as a chief commissioner at Sriwijaya Air. The move is Ari’s way of showing commitment to implement good corporate governance.
“It is also to comply with principles of fair business competition,” Garuda’s corporate secretary M. Ikhsan Rosan wrote in a statement Tuesday, July 2.
On Monday, Ari was questioned by the KPPU for his leadership in both Garuda and Sriwijaya. According to the KPPU, the multiple positions is prone to violations and may cause a monopoly.
The KPPU the double-duties should not have happened since Garuda and Sriwijaya’s cooperation was not a merge.
Garuda’s commerce director Pikri Ilham Kurniansyah and Citilink CEO had also resigned from their positions as commissioners at Sriwijaya Air.’27 Aug 2019