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Source: Garuda Indonesia Group
Garuda Indonesia Opens Denpasar - Guangzhou vv Direct Flight to Expand Chinese Market
Currently Garuda flies 24 times per week from Indonesia to China

JAKARTA, Nov 23, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - As part of its continuous network expansion program, particularly of the Chinese market, Garuda Indonesia on Sunday, (22/11) officially launched a direct flight from Denpasar - Guangzhou vv.

The launching of the Denpasar - Guangzhou service was carried out jointly by the Director of Services Garuda Indonesia, Nicodemus P. Lampe and Garuda Indonesia Branch Office Denpasar and Syamsuddin Jusuf Souib and at Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar, Bali.

Garuda Indonesia flies the Denpasar - Guangzhou (GA 896) route three (3) times a week, every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday with a departure from Denpasar scheduled at 23:45 WITA and arriving in Guangzhou at 05:00 LT (local time). Meanwhile, the Guangzhou - Denpasar route (GA 897) is flown every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Departure time from Guangzhou is at 06:15 LT and arrives in Denpasar at 12:00 WITA. On this new route, Garuda operates a Boeing 737-800 NG with a capacity of 12 passengers in business class and 150 passengers in economy class.

Garuda Indonesia's Director of Services, Nicodemus P. Lampe said that the Denpasar - Guangzhou vv service is part of the airlines network expansion strategy, especially to China. China is a very important market for Garuda Indonesia and the Airline will continue to develop services to this country, explained Nicodemus.

With the launching of this new Denpasar Guangzhou service, Garuda now flies to China 24 times a week, to Shanghai - Jakarta vv (7 times), Beijing - Jakarta vv (4 times), Beijing - Denpasar vv (3 times), Guangzhou - Jakarta vv (7 times) and the newest service, Denpasar - Guangzhou Denpasar vv (3 times), added Nicodemus.

Now, more than ever, Garuda Indonesia is ready to cash in on the huge potential Chinese market, as Chinese tourists visiting Indonesia between January-August 2015 reached 489,233 tourists or an increase of 25.56 percent compared to the same period in 2014, which only reached 389,627 tourists, added Nicodemus.

Furthermore, Garuda Indonesias flight from China to Denpasar will also connect with other domestic services across the archipelago, including among others; Yogyakarta, Ujung Pandang, Manado, Labuan Bajo, and various other tourist destinations that are constantly being developed by the government.

Apart from flying to Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou, Garuda Indonesia also flies 21 times a week to Hong Kong, including Hong Kong - Jakarta vv (14 times) and Hong Kong - Denpasar vv (7 times).


About Garuda Indonesia Group

Presenting a new level of service excellence in air travel, Garuda Indonesia, the national airline of Indonesia, seamlessly connects 83 destinations worldwide, including exotic locations across the beautiful archipelago of Indonesia. With more than 600 daily flights and a fleet of 196 aircrafts by January 2017, Garuda Indonesia proudly serves its passengers with the award-winning distinct service "Garuda Indonesia Experience", highlighting Indonesia's warm hospitality and rich diverse culture.

To provide better and more convenient services, Garuda Indonesia continuously strives through its ongoing transformation program. The progress of the transformation can be seen from the achievement of a Skytrax's 5-star Airline rating as well as the winning of the prestigious "The World's Best Cabin Crew" for four consecutive years in 2014 to 2017 and "The World's Most Loved Airline 2016", also from Skytrax. Please visit www.garuda-indonesia.com.

Contact:
Benny S. Butarbutar
VP Corporate Communications
PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk
Tel: +62 21 2560 1069
Fax: +62 21 2560 1068
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.garuda-indonesia.com
Twitter: @IndonesiaGaruda


Nov 23, 2015 12:30 HKT/SGT
Source: Garuda Indonesia Group

Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Airlines, Travel & Tourism
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