JAKARTA: Garuda Indonesia started daily flights between Jakarta and Ternate, North Maluku, on Tuesday as part of a program to service all of Indonesia’s provincial capitals.
The Ternate flight will stop in Manado the provincial capital of North Sulawesi.
The Ternate route will be serviced by a Boeing 737-300 narrow-body jetliner with 94 economy-class and 16 business-class seats, said a Garuda official.
North Maluku Governor Thaib Armayn said Garuda’s new route would benefit Ternate.
Garuda commercial director Agus Priyanto said that the Garuda would start flights to Ambon, Maluku, on June 3 and to Palu, Central Sulawesi, on July 3. — JP