Garuda to develop eastern market from Surabaya hub
National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia is tapping into the short-range, high-density route market by operating its fifth Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft to connect East Java's capital Surabaya with Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara and Central Java's capital Semarang.
Lombok is targeted for its emerging tourism and Semarang for its vibrant business activities.
In the first stage, the airline has committed to providing a flight per day on each route, which commenced on Dec. 22 to help facilitate year-end holiday travelers.
"œThe market for both routes is very promising as the demand continues to grow particularly from business travelers and tourists. These routes will help more people to travel between Surabaya, Semarang and Lombok," said Garuda vice president for corporate communications Pujobroto recently.
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Posted: 9 Jan 2013 22:31:15