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Flight to Indonesia

Flying is often the quickest and most convenient way to get around Indonesia and with 61 international and domestic airports serving all major cities the country is well serviced by many air carriers.

A number of international airlines fly to Indonesia’s main international airports in Jakarta, Denpasar, and Medan. Jakarta is serviced by the Soekarno-Hatta Airport situated 20 kilometres northwest of the city. The Soekarno-Hatta international airport is the hub of Indonesia’s huge aviation network and hosts a numbers of international and domestic airlines including Indonesia’s own Garuda Indonesia, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, EVA Air, Japan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Royal Brunei, and Thai International, KLM and Lufthansa.

Other domestic airlines flying from and to Indonesia’s capital city include Lion Air, Batavia Air, Mandala Airlines, Merpati Nusantara, Sriwijaya Air, and Indonesia Air Asia and other Low Cost Carriers (LCCs).

The other major international airport of Indonesia is the Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali, situated 15km from the main town of Denpasar that serves flights direct from Australia, Asia and Europe. A number of international airlines also fly direct to Medan, Padang, Bandung, Surabaya, Solo, and Manado from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur.

Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia’s prime national airline provides flights to the country from 24 international destinations including Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Sydney, Melbourne, Jeddah, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou (Canton), Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Dubai and Amsterdam. Over the next four years Garuda intends to expand its network in Europe to include destinations such as Frankfurt, London, Paris and Rome.

Other airlines providing international flights to Indonesia include:
Air Asia; Cathay Pacific; Emirates; Etihad; Kuwait Airways; SilkAir; Tiger Airways; Transaero Airlines; Valuair; Thai Air; China Southern Airlines; Korean Air; and many more.

With so many airlines flying to Indonesia, it’s worth your while to shop around for the best price for your flight.

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Posted July 2, 2010 by apajasaja in flight

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Garuda Indonesia enters into new partnership with MCAP

Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia took deliveries of three Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft under a sale and leaseback agreement with MC Aviation Partners (MCAP), the aircraft leasing and trading arm of Mitsubishi Corporation.

Garuda Indonesia currently has in order a total of 50 boeing 737-800NGs from Boeing. To support its network expansion Garuda Indonesia will be receiving 24 aircrafts this year including 23 Boeing 737-800NG and one A330-200.

“The new aircraft will be used on domestic and regional routes and supports our five-year ‘Quantum Leap” expansion strategy. We plan to increase the number of domestic departures by double to 2,072 per week and international departures more than threefold to 1,222 a week by 2010,” said Emirsyah Satar, President & CEO Garuda Indonesia.

Garuda Indonesia also plans to almost double its current fleet  of 71 aircraft to 116 aircraft by 2014 based mainly on Boeing 737-800NGs and Airbus A330-200s/300s, which are operated on medium and long haul routes.
“We are pleased to announce this important transaction and to expand our relationship with garuda Indonesia, our valued customer”, said Tatsuo Sato, MCAP’s Group CEO

The new Boeing 737-00NGs feature Garuda Indonesia’s new signature interior, with individual touch-screen LCD TVs throughout Executive and Economy Classes with Video on Demand (VOD) entertainment systems offering 25 features films and 25 audio tracks.

The airline also has on order 10 Boeing 777-300 ERs which will be used on new ultra long-range flights starting 2011 as it expands its international network.

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Posted June 30, 2010 by apajasaja in flight

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Airplane Etiquette: A Guide to Behaviour in the Air

Flying was once a glamorous and stylish affair: passengers wore their best outfits, families would come to the airport to wave them goodbye, and pilots and air hostesses were revered for having the best jobs in the world. To be able to fly also meant that you had arrived; you were one of the chosen few who could afford the privilege.

Today, flying is considered a fundamental right to be enjoyed by the masses, and, somewhere along the turbulent line, what was demure and gracious has become raging and ragged. The fundamental rule for air travel, much like life in general, is that politeness and consideration will go a long way in ensuring a smooth, relaxed journey.

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Posted June 16, 2010 by apajasaja in flight

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More European Tourists to Come Into Indonesia 

More European Tourists to Come Into Indonesia

The opening of direct flight route from Indonesia to Europe recently following the lifting of travel ban on some of Indonesian airliners by the European Union is expected to boost the number of European tourist coming into Indonesia.

Over one million foreign tourists from the territory are expected to come into Indonesia this year, higher than the original target of 700,000, Minister of Culture and Tourism Jero Wacik has said recently.

Indonesian leading carrier of PT Garuda Indonesia has restarted inaugural flight to Schiphol airport in Amsterdam on June 1 after the removal of flight ban in July of 2009.

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Posted June 15, 2010 by apajasaja in flight

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Jakarta flights using the unique Travelspec search engine

How do you find cheap Jakarta flights?

By using Travelspec.com, you will be able to compare prices of all the airlines that fly to Indonesia and be able to find the cheapest Jakarta flights.

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Posted June 15, 2010 by apajasaja in flight

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