Garuda Aggressive Opens 14 New Routes, Including Cargo Routes, JAKARTA - Garuda Indonesia continues to innovate to meet people's access needs, including by opening 14 new routes in the middle during the Covid-19 pandemic. President Director of Garuda Indonesia, Irfaniaputra, said that the company has never stopped trying to ensure that Garuda Indonesia flight services are maintained to meet the accessibility needs of the community.

"One of these efforts is through the opening of new inter-city flight routes that connect a number of national leading tourism destinations. At least there are more than 14 new flight routes that we have opened during this pandemic. Not only to serve passenger flight services but also special cargo flight services, "he explained to Bisnis, Thursday (5/11/2020).

The flight routes include Makassar - Balikpapan, Makassar - Manado, Balikpapan - Banjarmasin, Bandung - Denpasar, Kupang - Labuan Bajo, Bandung - Medan, Bandung - Denpasar, Medan - Batam, Surabaya - Balikpapan, Surabaya - Banjarmasin, Surabaya - Lombok. , Banjarmasin - Yogyakarta, Palembang - Yogyakarta.

In addition, Garuda Indonesia has also expanded its cargo flight network to several importing countries for national superior export commodities through the Makassar - Singapore and Manado - Narita flight routes.

Both cargo flight routes are served by an A330 fleet once a week with a cargo capacity of up to 40 tons per flight.

This week, the issuer coded GIAA will open a number of new flight routes to national leading tourist destinations, such as Surabaya - Labuan Bajo, Surabaya - Batam - Medan, and Solo - Denpasar.

"Overall, we currently serve as many as 90 flight routes consisting of 74 domestic flight routes and 16 international flight routes as well as more than 60 flight destinations," he explained.

With the geographical condition of Indonesia as an archipelagic country, he explained, the need for intercity / regional flight services is still a major requirement in the economic sector and tourism activists.

"Of course we are optimistic that in the midst of the various challenges and conditions that we are currently facing, and by taking into account the trend of increasing demand that is starting to grow along with the increasing public trust to be able to fly safely and comfortably again, Garuda Indonesia can rebound again and achieve its best performance. , "he said.