The National Airlines Garuda Indonesia targeting the seat load factor (SLF) in flights Jakarta - Mumbai (via Bangkok) vv will reached the level of average SLF to more than 80 percents in the first week after the inaugural flight operations Jakarta Mumbai.
CEO & President Garuda Indonesia M. Arif Wibowo said, “The Market landscape of India, especially Mumbai being particularly promising potential, we are optimistic to meet the level of seat load factor above 80 percent in the first week of operation of these services Jakarta - Mumbai via transit Bangkok,” said Arif after a meeting with business partners and travel agents in Mumbai.
“In line with promising passenger growth trend Jakarta Mumbai route, we hope in the future we could serve direct flight, either through base hub of Jakarta and Denpasar to other promising destinations in India.” Arif added
“We thank you very much for the support of business partners and stakeholders in Mumbai so now Garuda Indonesia able to expand network in India, particularly in Mumbai which is one of the populous airport in India with a variety of connectivity strategic destinations of more than 90 destinations in India,” said Arif.
Meanwhile, Assistant Deputy if The Asia Pasific Market Development Ministry of Tourism Vincencius Jumadu said the direct link flight of Jakarta – Mumbai can countribute to increasing the number of India tourist visit to Indonesia up to 1 million visitor in 2017.
Bangkok was chosen as a connecting hub for Jakarta - Mumbai considered of the potential double leisure opportunity on the flight of Jakarta – Mumbai which connected through Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok. Through the connecting flight, passengers could freely choose their travel arrangement to several tourist destinations by convenient flight connectivity.
The opening of these flights Jakarta Mumbai also in line with the government program the Ministry of Tourism Indonesia to increase the number of tourism visitor to Indonesia, especially tourist from India. In line with the joint synergies, Garuda Indonesia continues to strive maximize the base connectivity between two countries that expected to further strengthen the bilateral relations between Indonesia and India through increasing economy activity, tourism and socio-cultural.
Flights Jakarta Mumbai vv (via Bangkok) is also part of the development program of networking Garuda Indonesia in Asia, particularly in southern Asia (Mumbai), where the city of Mumbai is one of the busiest economic center in India, and has the highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of any city in South Asia, West and Central.
With served flights Jakarta Mumbai vv (via Bangkok) Garuda Indonesia expected to provide a variety options for people in India who want to travel to several major cities in Indonesia, especially in Jakarta, Denpasar, Surabaya, and Medan. Now people in India could easily access the flights to Indonesia via Jakarta with short transit time in Bangkok.
Besides India, Garuda Indonesia has been flying from Jakarta to various countries in Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Thailand (Bangkok), China (Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai), South Korea (Seoul), Japan (Tokyo, Osaka) and Saudi Arabia (Jeddah, Madinah).