Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia, has started operating its new 162-seater Boeing 737-800NG aircraft from Singapore to Bali which features the carrier’s new ‘Nature’s Wing’ livery, signature interior and upgraded on-board services.
Garuda Indonesia’s new Boeing 737-800NG also includes individual touch-screen LCD TVs throughout Executive and Economy Classes with Video on Demand (VOD) entertainment systems offering 25 feature films and 250 audio tracks.
“Bali is one of the top selling routes from Singapore and we’re confident that with the new aircraft and improvements in service quality, we will be able to capture a larger share of the market,” said Risnandi, Senior General Manager, Area Asia, Garuda Indonesia.
Garuda Indonesia also recently introduced a VIP service for Executive Class passengers travelling from Singapore. Passengers will be able to check-in using the luxurious JetQuay CIP terminal located next to Changi International Airport where they will be met by a personal concierge who will handle check-in, immigration and baggage clearances, while they relax in the spacious five-star lounge. They will then be transported via a dedicated buggy to the boarding gate in the main terminals when the flight is ready to depart.
Garuda Indonesia currently operates seven flights a week to Denpasar from Singapore. GA841 departs Singapore daily at 2.40pm and arrives in Denpasar at 5.15pm. The inbound flight GA840 departs Denpasar at 11.10am to arrive in Singapore at 1.40pm.
Effective from 31 October 2010, the outbound flight will depart Singapore at an earlier time of 9am and arrive in Denpasar at 11.35am. The return service will take off at 8pm and arrive in Singapore at 10.30pm.
To celebrate the introduction of the new aircraft on this route, Garuda Indonesia is also running a two-week sale till 17 August 2010. All-inclusive Singapore - Bali return flights in economy class will be sold at just Sin$250, valid for travel from 5 August to 30 November 2010