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Jakarta Post

Garuda to spread its wings to London’s Gatwick in Q4

  • Nurfika Osman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 4 2013   /  11:20 am

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia will be expanding its international network with direct flights to and from London, UK in the fourth quarter of this year to help boost economic activities between the two countries.

The airline chose Gatwick Airport to operate the direct flight service, making Gatwick the only UK airport to link passengers directly to the capital city.

President director Emirsyah Satar said that both business and leisure passengers would be able to fly between Indonesia and the UK six times a week.

“This flight will make travelling more convenient as it will be providing nonstop flights between the cities with our brand new Boeing 777-300 Extended Range aircraft, which will be equipped with WiFi and an onboard chef for first class passengers,” Emirsyah said in a statement sent to The Jakarta Post.

The B777-300ER is a long-range wide...