Garuda Indonesia is bringing daily nonstop flights back to the Perth-Jakarta route, with a handy evening departure from WA and a morning return from Indonesia's capital.
Perth travellers currently have to hop via Denpasar in Bali, so a direct five-hour flight will be a great improvement. The new flights start 28 June.
Flight GA725 will leave Perth at 1740, arriving in Jakarta at 2115. On the way home, flight GA724 will depart Jakarta at 1030 and reach Perth at 1550.
Business class on the Boeing 737-800 will be a recliner similar to Australian domestic business class — comfortable enough for the medium-range flight — with touch-screen on demand entertainment.
Economy passengers will find standard Boeing 737-800 seats, but will also have the on demand entertainment to distract them.
Bagus Y. Siregar, Garuda's VP Australia/South West Pacific, says his airline is targeting business travellers with the new flights.
"We’ve launched this service to respond to the growing demand, particularly from the business community. With the new non-stop flights Jakarta is just under 5 hours away, which makes it very convenient for our corporate travellers," explains Bagus.
WA travellers looking to head to London will want to keep an eye out for whether the service connects to Garuda's newly announced Jakarta-London flights.
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