Travelling to Indonesia could become much easier next month, when the country’s national airline Garuda’s maiden flight between Chennai and Medan is set to take off. Indonesia’s acting ambassador to India Rizali W. Indrakesuma told Chennai businessmen on Friday that the new flight would strengthen trade and tourism ties between […]

Garuda Indonesia Flights to India

The domestic airline industry is becoming more competitive with PT Eka Sari Lorena Airlines (Lorena Air) soon to enter the market hit hard by increasing fuel prices. Lorena Air, which is a subsidiary of transportation company Lorena Group, is scheduled to fly its first two Boeing 737-300 aircraft on June […]

Lorena Air to Start Flying Jakarta-Surabaya in June

In what is seen as a boost to tourism in Kalimantan, Garuda Indonesia will fly from Jakarta to Pontianak three times a day to cater to rising demand for air services. Currently, Garuda serves the route once per day. Garuda had filed an application to the operator of Supadio Airport […]

Garuda Indonesia to Fly Jakarta to Pontianak

Indonesia will remain on the European Commission’s list of countries whose airlines are banned from entering the EU, the commission announced Friday. Joining Indonesia on the list, updated for the seventh time since it was first introduced in 2006, are Ukrainian airline Ukraine Cargo Airways and all operations by Congolese […]

EU to Keep Ban on Indonesian Airlines

The Indonesian consulate general in Sydney and national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia will jointly organize a tourism promotion event called “Discover Indonesia” for Australian tourism operators and mass media. Intended to support the Visit Indonesia 2008 program, the promotional event would be held for two weeks starting late July 2008. […]

Garuda to Organize `Discover Indonesia`

AirAsia has reported that it has officially launched its new service between Jakarta, Indonesia and Kuching, Malaysia. The new service is expected to operate three times a week. AirAsia has also announced that it will also introduce daily flights to Macau and Penang, starting May 15, 2008 according to Datamonitor. […]

AirAsia Launches New Service between Jakarta and Kuching

New Airbus airplanes will help Mandala Airlines reach its goal of carrying 25 percent more passengers this year. Mandala Airlines head Diono Nurjadin said from 2009 the airline would operate with only two types of Airbus — the A-320, capable of carrying 180 passengers, and the A-319, capable of carrying […]

Mandala Airlines Targets Increase in Passengers