Garuda Indonesia Airways says hello to Amsterdam

Garuda Indonesia Airways will fly directly from Jakarta’s International Airport to Amsterdam, after the airline was inducted into the SkyTeam global airline alliance.
The airline will fly between the two destinations using its new Boeing 777-300ER plane and fly five times per week and will ensure transit is only 14 hours.
Previously, Garuda flights between Jakarta and Amsterdam had included one stopover in Abu Dhabi.
Garuda Indonesia president and chief executive officer Emirsyah Satar said that Garuda’s inclusion into SkyTeam was an excellent opportunity for the airline to have a direct European flight.
“Following Garuda’s official joining of the SkyTeam, the opportunities presented by the established SkyTeam hub at Amsterdam are too significant to pass up, as it will be an alternative gateway for passengers who wish to travel beyond Europe,” Mr Satar said.
”They will be able to choose from 1,064 destinations in 178 countries served by the SkyTeam member airlines.”
The flight will depart from Jakarta (GA088) at 17.55 UTC (00.55 LT) and arrive in Amsterdam at 07.40 UTC (09.40 LT). Meanwhile, the return flight from Amsterdam (GA089) will leave at 10.35 UTC (12.35 LT) and arrive in Jakarta at 00.15 UTC (07.15 LT).
Garuda Indonesia will also reinstate its London service via Amsterdam.