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Jakarta Post

Amsterdam a go, Frankfurt and London on the map

  • Benget Besalicto Tnb.

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 16 2009   /  12:40 pm

With permission to fly to Europe now secured, national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia will resume flights from Jakarta to Amsterdam early next year, and sees Frankfurt and London on the map soon. The airline said Wednesday it would take six to nine months of preparation prior to resumed flights to Amsterdam - a route it abandoned prior to the European Commission-imposed flight ban in 2007. EU member countries endorsed Tuesday a recommendation on the lifting of air restrictions on Garuda and three other Indonesian airlines: Mandala Air, Premiair and Air Fast. "We once served routes from Jakarta to Amsterdam, Frankfurt and London," Garuda vice president for corporate communications, Pudjobroto, told The Jakarta Post. "I think we'll start by reviving the Jakarta-Amsterdam route." For its first flight to Amsterdam, the airline plans to use an Airbus A330-200, transiti...