SkyTeam member Garuda will cease flying to Queensland from February 1 with the termination of its direct Brisbane-Denpasar services.
Axed as part of a new network-wide restructure dubbed the Quick Wins Program, a weakening Indonesian Rupiah and "other factors which have impacted the performance of international airlines globally" are just two reasons given for the route's demise.
From Denpasar, Brisbane passengers could connect onwards to Beijing, Dili, Hong Kong, Osaka, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo, and domestically within Indonesia to cities such as Jakarta and Surabaya.
Tokyo will remain on Garuda's map, although flights to Haneda Airport from both Denpasar and Jakarta will be reduced as part of the revamp, with the introduction of new routes such as Jakarta-Nagoya delayed.
Passengers booked on Brisbane-Denpasar flights (GA721/720) after February 1 are advised to contact Garuda on 1300 365 330 to make alternate travel arrangements.
Garuda's Brisbane services are currently operated by a Boeing 737-800 aircraft with both business class and economy. Flights to other Australian cities such as Sydney, Melbourne and Perth are unaffected.
Competitor Jetstar commenced Brisbane-Denpasar services on its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft in April last year, with Virgin Australia also flying its own Boeing 737-800 to Denpasar from Brisbane.
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