Garuda Indonesia has brought Holland as its main European gateway some four hours closers with the commencement of non-stop service between Jakarta and Amsterdam.
The direct flight service has shaved four hours off the previous 18-hour trip from Jakarta to Amsterdam that included an intermediate stop in Abu Dhabi.
Detik.com reports that the non-stop service made its inaugural flight from Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta airport on Thursday, May 29, 2014.
The CEO of Garuda, Emirsyah Satar, boasted that the flight from Jakarta to Europe now only takes 14 hours with the introduction of the new non-stop service.
Garuda is using a brand new Boeing 777-300ER on the new route configured to carry 8 first class passengers, 38 business class passengers and 268 economy class passengers,
The Jakarta to Amsterdam non-stop service will operate five times per week.
The westbound flight GA 088 departs Jakarta at 00:55 am (local rime) arriving in Amsterdam at 9:40 am local time. The return eastbound flight GA 089 departs Amsterdam at 12:36 pm (local time) landing in Jakarta at 07:15 am (local time).
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