• Garuda Indonesia trims London flights, boosts Amsterdam

    SkyTeam alliance member Garuda Indonesia will reduce its flights between Jakarta and London Gatwick in favour of additional flights to Amsterdam. From July 22, Garuda’s London services drop from five-times-weekly via Amsterdam to three-times-weekly, and retain the Dutch detour in each dire...

    POSTED 11 Jun, 2015 14 Comments

  • Garuda axes Brisbane-Denpasar (Bali) flights

    SkyTeam member Garuda will cease flying to Queensland from February 1 with the termination of its direct Brisbane-Denpasar services. Axed as part of a new network-wide restructure dubbed the Quick Wins Program, a weakening Indonesian Rupiah and "other factors which have impacted the performance ...

    POSTED 12 Jan, 2015 30 Comments

  • The GarudaMiles rewards scheme for Aussie flyers

    As a member of the global SkyTeam airline alliance, Garuda Indonesia is independent of both Qantas and Virgin Australia, which means you can’t earn points on Garuda flights through an Australian loyalty program. Instead, look towards GarudaMiles for flights to the airline’s hub in In...

    POSTED 5 Aug, 2014 1 Comment

  • Hilton HHonors partners with Garuda Indonesia

    Hilton HHonors has added Garuda Indonesia to its roster of airline partners, allowing travellers to earn Garuda miles on hotel stays. Members of GarudaMiles and Hilton HHonors can amass both hotel points and airline miles whenever staying at one of over 4,100 hotels, including at brands like Hil...

    POSTED 1 Jul, 2014 0 Comments

  • Garuda Indonesia returns to Brisbane with Denpasar-Jakarta flights

    Garuda Indonesia is coming back to Brisbane, with flights between Queensland and Indonesia six times weekly starting next August after a five-year hiatus. The new flights will run Brisbane-Denpasar-Jakarta, using Boeing 737-800 planes -- smaller than Garuda's Airbus A330 jets, which the airline ...

    POSTED 20 Nov, 2012 2 Comments

  • Garuda Indonesia plans inflight wifi for Australia flights

    Garuda Indonesia will be offering inflight Internet from the end of the year, with new Airbus A330 planes receiving in-the-air satellite wifi as standard and the existing fleet seeing a refit. The airline will use the OnAir satellite-based system, similar to the systems that are already being us...

    POSTED 28 Sep, 2012 0 Comments

  • Garuda to restart Auckland-Jakarta flights

    Garuda is set to resume direct flights between Jakarta and Auckland. Garuda Indonesia president and CEO Emirsyah Satar and Auckland Airport chairwoman Joan Withers have signed a ‘memorandum of understanding’ which will see the Indonesian flag-carrier return to New Zealand six years a...

    POSTED 16 Apr, 2012 2 Comments

  • The best seats in business class on Garuda's A330-200

    Flying in Garuda's excellent new business class -- with fully flat beds -- between Sydney and Jakarta? Here's our on-the-plane insider's guide to picking the best seats on the plane. The plane Garuda uses its new Airbus A330-200 planes on its longest flights, including between Sydney and J...

    POSTED 14 Dec, 2011 2 Comments

  • Garuda promo: $1 business class companion fares

    Garuda Indonesia is offering business class passengers the option to book a second seat for just $1 extra plus taxes, on routes to Asia, the Middle East and Europe. For example, to Europe (Sydney to Amsterdam, Garuda's European landing point), the cost would be $7,158 for the first passenger and...

    POSTED 11 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • More flights from Sydney to Jakarta on Garuda

    Good news for travellers bound for Indonesia: Garuda Indonesia is adding four Jakarta-Sydney return flights to its weekly schedule. The airline will use its Airbus A330-200 aircraft on the route, in Executive (business) and economy class. Total flight time is just under eight hours. Garuda, Indo...

    POSTED 10 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

  • Garuda to bring SkyTeam alliance closer to Australia

    Australian travellers will have more reason to take notice of the SkyTeam alliance when Garuda Indonesia joins the group in 2012. Garuda’s membership will help raise SkyTeam's local profile. Among local frequent flyers it's easily the least known of the three main inter-airline groups, alt...

    POSTED 24 Nov, 2010 0 Comments

  • Garuda offers in-flight visa processing from Sydney

    Now this is something we'd like to see a lot more of! Passengers travelling from Sydney to Jakarta with Garuda Indonesia will now be able to have their visas processed during the flight. Payment for the processing will be made when checking in at Sydney Airport, for around $25. The service mean...

    POSTED 24 Oct, 2010 0 Comments

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