Garuda Indonesia yesterday (22 January) started its London-Denpasar (Bali) route as part of its strategy to meet high demand of direct flights connecting the two cities.
The carrier is operating a three-weekly Boeing 777-300 ER service and now operates a Jakarta-London Heathrow-Denpasar-Jakarta route as it looks to optimise load factors on flights to and from London.
Flights depart from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang at 12:05h and is scheduled to arrive at London Heathrow Airport at 08:00h while the flight from London to Denpasar departs at 21:55h (all local times).
Garuda becomes the first airline to serve a direct flight from London to Bali, a major destination for foreign tourists. It is is an adjustment from the Jakarta-London-Jakarta route operated until the end of last year.
Garuda president director, Ari Askhara said it is part of the airline’s commitment to strengthen international flight networks, particularly by providing connection access directly from the major flight hubs in Indonesia from Jakarta and Bali to London Heathrow.