Indonesia’s award-winning national airline, Garuda Indonesia, will launch a thrice-weekly, one-way, non-stop flight from Singapore to Amsterdam starting 23 July 2015.
The Amsterdam-bound service will run on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and will be operated by Garuda’s state-of-the-art 314-seater, Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with a three-class cabin configuration featuring its globally praised First Class, brand new Business Class service concept, and the World’s Best Economy Class (Skytrax Global Airline Awards 2013). The airline also received the World’s Best Cabin Crew award by Skytrax for two consecutive years.
“The aviation industry is changing rapidly and we want to continue to be at the forefront in giving passengers the best service and the most attractive destinations. Europe will play an integral role in our growth strategy over the next two years, which includes expanding our network as well as developing new concepts for both corporate and leisure travellers,“ said Sentot Mujiono, Vice President, Region Southeast Asia, Garuda Indonesia.
The new service will depart from Changi Airport at 1.30am and arrive at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport at 8.30am. The return flights to Singapore will fly via Jakarta.
Garuda’s B777-300ER aircraft is equipped with “Inflight Connectivity” facilities, including “WiFi Onboard” and “Live TV” services for passengers in all classes and a “chef on board” for First Class passengers. The “Inflight Connectivity” service enables passengers to remain connected to the internet and continue their business activities during the flight or access their favourite entertainment, such as live soccer games via the sports channel, and many other entertainment options.
To celebrate this launch, Garuda Indonesia will be running a promotion on all-in economy fares from Singapore to Amsterdam from S$270 for one way trips and S$530 for return flights. Business class tickets will also be on sale from S$1840 one-way and S$3280 for return. Valid for travel from 23 July to 31 July, fares will be on sale from 18 June till 30 July. In October 2015, Garuda Indonesia plans to double the flight frequencies to six times weekly.
The fares are available for purchase online from www.garuda-indonesia.com or the Garuda Indonesia sales office from 9am – 5pm at United Square, 101 Thomson Road, #12-03. Terms and conditions apply. Please call the reservation department at +65 6250 2888 for more details.
Garuda Indonesia currently operates over 90 weekly direct flights from Singapore to three Indonesian destinations including Bali, Jakarta and Surabaya. The Indonesian carrier was recently awarded a five-star rating by Skytrax, making it the seventh airline to earn this prestigious award.After winning the title “World’s Best Regional Airline” in 2012, Garuda Indonesia was named “World’s Best Economy Class” last year and ‘World’s Best Airline Cabin Crew’ by Skytrax this year for the second year running. Garuda Indonesia officially became the 20th member of the SkyTeam alliance in March 2014.