The Jakarta Post
A Garuda Indonesia aircraft (Shutterstock.com/e X p o s e)
National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia is set to open a new route connecting Jakarta and Nagoya, Japan, on March 23, according to a release.
The direct flight will be available four days a week; every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Using an Airbus A330 dual class, the aircraft offers two-class layout: business and economy.
The airline’s president director, Ari Askhara, said, “The introduction of the direct Jakarta-Nagoya route is part of Garuda Indonesia’s commitment to expand its international flight network, particularly in the development of flight capacity and fleet utilization for prospective routes.”
Ari also mentioned that the new direct flight was a positive move for Garuda Indonesia in maintaining the growing and increasingly promising market share of the Japan-Indonesia flight network.
“The number of foreign tourist arrivals from Japan to Indonesia has shown a significant increase, especially in major tourist destinations in Indonesia, including Jakarta as the country’s economic center,” added Ari.
Meanwhile, Nagoya as the capital of Aichi Prefecture was seen as potential market for the airline.
“We hope the opening of the new route strengthens the relationship between the two countries,” said Ari. (jes/kes)
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