The Jakarta Post
A Garuda Indonesia aircraft. (Shutterstock.com/cesc_assawin)
National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia officially launched a new route connecting Jakarta and Nagoya, Japan, on Saturday.
The Airbus 330 used for the route has a capacity of 222 seats, comprising 36 business and 186 economy seats.
The GA-884 coded flight flies four days a week, on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The direct flight is scheduled to depart from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, at 10:35 p.m. and arrive at Chubu Centrair International Airport the next day at 7:25 a.m. local time.
Meanwhile, the Jakarta-bound flight departs from Nagoya at 10 a.m. local time.
The airline’s president director Ari Ashkara said in a press release that the new service was among Garuda Indonesia’s efforts to maintain the growing and increasingly promising market share of the Japan-Indonesia flight network.
At the same time, the new route also aimed to support the government's program to increase investment in manufacturing and attracting 20 million tourists in 2019. (jes/kes)