Monday 28 July 2008

Garuda Indonesia responds to Western Australia’s demand for Bali by adding new aircraft to the route

Garuda Indonesia responds to Western Australia's demand for Bali by adding new aircraft to the route

Garuda Indonesia will place the newly delivered Boeing 737-800 Next Generation series aircraft on the Perth Bali route from 18 August, 2008.

This move is in direct response to the resurgence in tourism to Bali from Western Australia. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the state recorded a 75% growth in holiday makers travelling to Indonesia in the first quarter of 2008.

From 18 August, Garuda Indonesia will add another daily service to the two flights that are currently operating daily (except Wednesday). And, from 3rd September, an additional Wednesday service will bring the total operation from Perth to Bali to triple daily, providing a growth in capacity of 61.5%.

This is in addition to four direct flights per week to Jakarta from Perth.

The daily flight commencing 18 August, GA725, will depart Perth at 1425 arriving in Bali at 1810. This will give West Australians the option of a mid afternoon flight to add to the daily morning flight which departs at 0715 (GA727), and the six times weekly evening flight GA729 departing at 1715.

Garuda Indonesia's General Manager WA, Mr. Iskandar Basro said, "Western Australians have had an ongoing love affair with Bali for years, prompted by great value packages and a strengthening Australian dollar. The word is out that there is no other place in the world where you can holiday in luxury for such great prices."

"The addition of a further 1248 seats by 3 September should go a long way to ensuring that Western Australians can continue this romance. "

The capacity increase from the West Coast follows Garuda Indonesia's announcement last month of an additional 1013 seats per week being added to East Coast Australian routes to Bali by 3 September.

For further details Garuda Indonesia reservations can be contacted on 1300 365 330.

Garuda Indonesia new Perth Flight Schedule

EFF JUL-25OCT08 - unchanged

GA728 DAILY DPS 0200 PER 0540 (B737-800)

GA727 DAILY PER 0715 DPS 1100 (B737-800)

Exception: Between 18AUG-01SEP08 GA728/727 operated by B737-400

GA730 MON/WED/FRI/SUN CGK 1045 PER 1600 (B737-500)

GA731 MON/WED/FRI/SUN PER 1700 CGK 2030 (B737-500)

EFF 18AUG-25OCT08 – extra flight

GA724 DAILY DPS 0950 PER 1325 (B737-800)

GA725 DAILY PER 1425 DPS 1810 (B737-800)

EFF 03SEP-22OCT08 – extra flight

GA726 DAILY DPS 1240 PER 1615 (B737-800)

GA729 DAILY PER 1715 DPS 2100 (B737-800)

Exception: Between 18AUG-31AUG08 GA726/729 operated by B737-400

About Garuda Indonesia Garuda Indonesia operates 50 aircraft including three B-747-400s, six A-330-300s, and 36 B-737s (300, 400, 500 and 800 Next Generation series). Garuda Indonesia currently flies to 42 domestic and international destinations. On 19 February, Garuda Indonesia signed a contract for the purchase of ten highly sophisticated Boeing 777 ER (Extended Range) aircraft which will supplement an earlier purchase order for fifty Boeing 737NG (Next Generation).

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