Garuda Indonesia will utilise a three-class configuration, made up of First, Business and Economy, on the new Boeing B777-300ER aircraft scheduled to join its fleet next year.
Garuda has currently 10 of these aircraft on order, and a spokesperson told Business Traveller that these would be deployed on their future European and Los Angeles routes.
Now allowed to enter European air space (see news), Garuda will resume several European services, beginning with a Jakarta-Amsterdam daily service on June 1. It includes an hour-long stopover in Dubai.
An Airbus A330-200, configured for 36 passengers in Business Class and 186 in Economy, will be used on the route until being replaced by the B777-300ER aircraft.
Visitors arriving from Amsterdam and needing a visa to enter Indonesia can take advantage of the "immigration onboard" facility that gets their passports stamped and ready to enter the country. The convenience was introduced on the Tokyo-Denpasar route last February.
For more about Garuda, visit www.garuda-indonesia.com
Margie T Logarta