Indonesia’s national flag carrier has announced they will close out the year with five additional flights connecting tourism hotspots in the Sulawesi, Kalimantan and Papua region of the archipelago.
I Wayan Supatrayasa, Vice President of the airline’s regional operations, confirmed that the additional routes will operate between Makassar and Palopo; Makassar and Palembang; Makassar and Medan; and Luwuk-Palu. and Kendari-Wakatobi.
The flights connecting Makassar to Medan will be served by CRJ 1000 Bombardier Next Generation jet plane aircraft, whilst Makassar -Palopo, Luwuk-Palu and Kendari-Wakatobi will operate a fleet of ATR 72-600.
Garuda Indonesia now flies to more than 40 domestic locations, as well as 36 international destinations. The airline, which was awarded the Best Regional Airline in the World by Skytrax, currently flies around 25 million passengers each year.
The latest round of flights are expected to further expand Garuda’s annual capacity, whilst also improving connectivity and passenger choice in a region of Indonesia that’s increasingly popular with tourists.