Garuda Indonesia adding more flights to Bali, Jakarta

The Indonesian flag carrier is giving both Sydney and Melbourne a mid-year Bali boost.

By Chris Ashton, February 1 2024
Garuda Indonesia adding more flights to Bali, Jakarta

Looking to jet off to Bali or Jakarta this year? Garuda Indonesia is giving Australians more chances to do just that, boosting flights from both Sydney and Melbourne from April.

All departures are on the SkyTeam members’ Airbus A330s, which are fitted with 36 lie-flat business class seats in a passenger-friendly 1-2-1 layout – specifically, the Super Diamond design from Collins Aerospace. 

It's based on the same platform as British Airways' most recent Club Suite.
It's based on the same platform as British Airways' most recent Club Suite.

Jakarta is the most straightforward change, increasing from three to four days per week as follows come April 6:

  • GA 713 sees wheels up from Sydney at 11:45am, arriving in Jakarta at 4:30pm.
  • GA 712 jets off from Jakarta at 10:55pm and lands in Sydney at 9:45am the following day.
  • GA 717 from Melbourne takes off at 4:30pm, touching down in Jakarta at 7:45pm.
  • GA 716 out of Jakarta departs at 1:55am, landing in Melbourne at 12:15pm the same day.
Home to more than 10 million people, central Jakarta is a constant hive of activity.
Home to more than 10 million people, central Jakarta is a constant hive of activity.

Bali flights will initially see a staged increase to five days per week as follows from June 17, before ramping up to daily on July 6.

For Sydney, that means:

  • GA 715 jets off from Sydney at 10am and arrives in Denpasar at 2:35pm.
  • GA 714 from Denpasar takes wing at 11:25pm, landing in Sydney at 7:10am the following day.

And as for Melbourne, flight will jet off as below:

  • GA 719 sees wheels up from Tullamarine at 7am and wheels down in Bali at 11:05am.
  • GA 718 bids farewell to Bali at 10:05pm, landing in Melbourne at 5:30am the next morning.

On arrival into Bali, travellers will then have their pick of a sensational mix of luxury hotels in the likes of Uluwatu, Canggu, Nusa Dua and beyond. 

Note, daylight savings time ends in both Sydney and Melbourne on April 7 before resuming once again on October 6. 

01 Jul 2021

Total posts 39

Yes Garuda is nearly back to pre covid flights in Australia minus Perth still no word on that.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

01 Mar 2013

Total posts 169

Thanks, Chris. Could you provide an update on which config Australia will be getting?

The older 2-2-2 is now 15+ years old, and dated. The newer 1-2-1 configuration and a great step forward - but, without knowing what the business traveller will get (specifically GA712/713) won't encourage people to leave QF and make the jump to GA. Cheers & Thanks.

Garuda Indonesia confirms it will be the 1-2-1 business class. 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

01 Mar 2013

Total posts 169

Good on you, Chris! 

Quick as a flash. It has been a deciding factor for me. I'll look to give it a go (and hopefully see a review from you). 

18 Sep 2015

Total posts 126

Fantastic! Lie flat seats! Take note, Qantas and Virgin...

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

26 Sep 2018

Total posts 9

Good to see! The service on Garuda is definitely miles ahead of Qantas and is my preferred way of getting to and from Jakarta.

21 May 2024

Total posts 1

Looks like they are still using the older 2-2-2 configuration on flights from Sydney to Bali. Is this correct?


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