GARUDA Indonesia relaunched Jakarta-Tokyo (Haneda) services on June 15 to meet market demand and broaden its flight network.
The daily flight is served with Airbus A330-300 aircraft in two classes with a total capacity of 251 passengers.
The occasion signifies an important moment in the airline’s history, echoing the flag carrier’s maiden flight from Indonesia to Japan on March 13, 1962 which departed from the old Kemayoran Airport Jakarta for Haneda Airport via Hong Kong, using a Lockheed L-118 Electra.
Emirsyah Satar, president and CEO of Garuda Indonesia, said the relaunch of the service was part of Garuda’s strategic efforts to broaden its services to Japan and beyond. “The service allows Garuda passengers to continue their journey to other cities in Japan with connecting All Nippon Airways flights, or eventually to the US with codeshared Delta Air Lines flights,” he said.
With the opening of the Jakarta-Tokyo (Haneda) direct service, Garuda now serves 39 weekly flights to Japan, including Jakarta-Osaka, Denpasar-Osaka, Jakarta-Tokyo (Narita), Denpasar-Tokyo (Narita) and Denpasar-Tokyo (Haneda).