Garuda Indonesia reinstates service to Taipei


Garuda Indonesia Reinstates Service to Taipei The world’s most improved airline celebrates launch with exceptional Economy fares (Sydney, 31 May 2012): Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia’s national airline, has just introduced a new daily service from Jakarta to Taipei following an eight-year hiatus on the route.

Commenting on the new daily service, Bagus Y. Siregar, Vice President for Garuda Indonesia Australia/SWP said: "The reinstatement of the Jakarta-Taipei service is part of our ongoing network expansion and shows our commitment to constantly improve our services. The new direct daily flights to Taipei will provide our Australian passengers with more choice and convenience when connecting to our vast Asian network.

"To celebrate the launch, we’re delighted to be offering our Economy class customers exceptionally priced fares to Taipei, the capital of Taiwan and one of the region’s most dynamic cities."

Effective immediately and for a limited time only the offer includes:

       Return Economy Class

  *   Ex Sydney to Taipei for only $1,075* per person including of taxes
*   Ex Melbourne to Taipei for only $1,057*per person including of taxes
*   Ex Perth  to Taipei for only $1,076*per person including of taxes

Daily flights will be operated by Garuda Indonesia’s B737-800 NGs with a seating capacity of 156 passengers, comprising 12 in business class and 144 in economy class.

Earlier this year Garuda Indonesia also established a new Denpasar-Haneda service and signed an agreement with China Airlines to codeshare on the Taiwanese carrier’s Taipei-Jakarta, Taipei-Denpasar and Taipei-Singapore-Surabaya routes. In the domestic sector the airline also introduced a new Bandung-Surabaya service and increased its frequency on its Jakarta-Pekanbaru and Jakarta-Batam services.

"Garuda Indonesia’s reputation and image is changing rapidly due to our Quantum Leap Program which includes the revitalisation of our existing fleet and expansion of our network," explains Mr Siregar.

In 2012, Garuda Indonesia will welcome a total of twenty-one new aircraft, comprising of four B737-800NGs, two A330-200s, ten A320s dedicated for Citilink (Garuda Indonesia Low Cost Carrier), and five sub-100 seaters Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen. With the arrival of these 21 additions, Garuda Indonesia’s fleet will reach a total of 105 aircraft with an average age of 5,8 years compared to the average fleet age of 16 years within Asia and 14 years within Australasia**.

Garuda Indonesia will continue to invest in enhancing its service offerings in order to become a five star carrier by 2015.

For all travel bookings contact your preferred AFTA travel agent or call Garuda Indonesia on 1300 365 330.

*Conditions apply. Prices are per person return Economy Class. Taxes and fuel surcharges are included and correct as of  31 May 2011 and are subject to change. Bookings must be paid and ticketed by 30 June 12. Valid for the following travel departures ex Sydney and Melbourne: 30 May – 22 Jun, 14 Jul – 20 Sep, 01 Oct – 07 Dec 12 & 15 Jan – 28 Mar 2013. Ex Perth: 30 May – 29 Jun, 17 Jul – 26 Sep, 09 Oct – 16 Dec 12 & 12 Jan – 26 Mar 2013.Limited seats available.

** Source: Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation and Ascend Based on Jan-2011 data.


Source = Garuda Indonesia
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