• Qantas boosts flights to Singapore, Jakarta, Noumea

    Qantas is ramping up its flights to Asia with a third Sydney-Singapore service taking wing from December, while Sydney-Jakarta and Sydney-Noumea will also see flights on more days each week. Between Sydney and Singapore from December 14, the new QF83 service will run on Mondays, Fridays and Sund...

    POSTED 15 Jun, 2018 64 Comments

  • Qantas lounge access at Jakarta Airport's Terminal 3

    IN BRIEF | Qantas and Jetstar will move into Terminal 3 of Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta Airport this week, swapping their spot at the airport's rather dated Terminal 2 for the newer Terminal 3, which was opened in 2016 and mainly serves flag carrier Garuda. A spokesman for Qantas confirmed to Austra...

    POSTED 10 May, 2018 11 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines defers Sydney-Jakarta-Singapore route launch

    Singapore Airlines is pausing its plans to launch non-stop flights between Sydney and Jakarta: a route which was to commence in only two weeks’ time on November 23. According to an emailed media statement, the Indonesian civil aviation authorities have temporarily withdrawn their approval ...

    POSTED 9 Nov, 2016 3 Comments

  • The best business class on Sydney-Jakarta flights

    UPDATE | Singapore Airlines' plans to launch Sydney-Jakarta-Singapore flights have been paused following a decision by the Indonesian government to withdraw its approval for the new route. Read more: Singapore Airlines defers Sydney-Jakarta-Singapore route launch   PREVIOUS | Flying betwe...

    POSTED 26 Oct, 2016 11 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines to launch Sydney-Jakarta-Singapore flights

    UPDATE | Singapore Airlines' plans to launch Sydney-Jakarta-Singapore flights have been paused following a decision by the Indonesian government to withdraw its approval for the new route. Read more: Singapore Airlines defers Sydney-Jakarta-Singapore route launch   PREVIOUS | Star Allianc...

    POSTED 28 Sep, 2016 21 Comments

  • 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 begins nonstop Perth-Jakarta flights

    Garuda Indonesia's new nonstop Perth-Jakarta flights begin today, with the airline's daily service offering a handy evening departure from WA and a mid-morning return from Indonesia's capital. The five-hour flight is a significant time-saver compared to the previous hop via Denpasar, and ru...

    POSTED 28 Jun, 2013 0 Comments

  • Garuda to start Australia-Jakarta-London Kangaroo Route in November

    Garuda Indonesia will launch its own take on the Kangaroo Route between Australia and London, with a stopover in Jakarta, in November this year. Flights will commence on November 2nd and are now open for bookings. Garuda's brand new Boeing 777-300ER jet – featuring First, Execut...

    POSTED 18 Apr, 2013 11 Comments

  • Garuda returns nonstop Jakarta flights to Perth: no more Bali hop

    Garuda Indonesia is bringing daily nonstop flights back to the Perth-Jakarta route, with a handy evening departure from WA and a morning return from Indonesia's capital. Perth travellers currently have to hop via Denpasar in Bali, so a direct five-hour flight will be a great improvement. The new...

    POSTED 6 Feb, 2013 10 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

  • Malaysia Airlines adds extra flights, focuses on ASEAN routes

    Malaysia Airlines is adding flights from its hub in Kuala Lumpur, with Bangkok, Beijing, Jakarta, Los Angeles, Manila, Medan, Phnom Penh and Taipei all seeing extra scheduled services. That's good news for business travellers connecting to Asian destinations on MAS via KL, since extra flights ca...

    POSTED 11 Jan, 2012 1 Comment

  • 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

  • New business hotel in Indonesia: Pullman Jakarta Central Park

    Business travellers can add another international-standard business hotel in Jakarta to their list with the opening of the Pullman Jakarta Central Park in Indonesia's capital. The Pullman -- the business-level hotel brand from the Accor group, which also includes Novotel and Sofitel -- sits in P...

    POSTED 25 Nov, 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

  • Update: Volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights to Jakarta

    Update: Jetstar has announced most flights will be returning to normal from Friday morning onwards. However, its Perth-Jakarta service may soon be affected by the volcano's ash cloud.   Previous: Flights to and from Australia are being hampered by the Mount Merapi volcano, with Qantas and ...

    POSTED 11 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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