Garuda Indonesia has announced the resumption of flights to Brisbane from Jakarta and Denpasar in August 2013 after a five year absence.

Announced by Garuda Indonesia president and CEO, Emirsyah Satar at the Garuda Indonesia Travel Fair in Jakarta, the new route is part of the airline’s ‘Quantum Leap’ strategy, which aims to boost the airline’s competitiveness significantly by 2015.

“Australian travel to Indonesia is growing every year, with a 20% increase in passenger numbers in the first half of this year on the same period in 2011,” said Garuda Indonesia’s Vice President for Australia and SWP, Bagus Y. Siregar.

“We have also seen a significant growth in demand in Queensland, particularly in the leisure sector.

“We’re very excited to be able to offer our Queensland customers the opportunity to fly direct to Indonesia on our Boeing 737-800 NextGen.

“Flights will operate six times per week from Brisbane via Denpasar to Jakarta, and cater to both the leisure and corporate market.”

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management