Garuda Indonesia is to offer the only non-stop return flights between the UK and Indonesia, with a new service operating from Jakarta’s Soekarno–Hatta International Airport to London Heathrow from 31 October.
The new return leg of the Indonesian flag carrier’s existing Heathrow to Jakarta service will be the only non-stop Jakarta-London service, cutting out a stopover at Singapore Changi Airport.
Boydike Kussudiarso, general manager UK & Ireland said: “Operating non-stop flights from Jakarta to London has been a significant goal of ours for many years, even more so since the new Terminal 3 at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport – which opened just last year – became our home this May.
“We wanted to introduce the non-stop service to reflect Jakarta’s growing profile as a hub for international and domestic travel, allowing UK travellers and our SkyTeam Frequent Travellers better connections to more destinations.
“The new service will mean that we can offer the only non-stop links between the UK and Indonesia, making us a desirable airline for business and leisure travellers alike travelling between the two countries.”
The new flight schedule will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at the following times:
Flight GA87: Departs London Heathrow (LHR) 21:55, arrives at Jakarta (CGK) 18:55 (+1)
Flight GA86: Departs Jakarta (CGK) 12:05, arrives London Heathrow (LHR) 20:00