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Garuda Indonesia Set to Launch Nonstop Flight to Bali from U.S., France and India

The Indonesian flag carrier Garuda Indonesia is slated to launch nonstop flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris, New Delhi and Mumbai to the country’s tourism hotspot Bali. The plan was unveiled after the Governor of Bali announced on Monday that the island would open its doors to international tourists as of Sept. 11, 2020. The airline is working on the plan with the Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises and Ministry of Tourism, according to Garuda President Irfan Setiaputra. “Garuda and…

Lion Air Suspends Flights Until Further Notice

On June 3, 2020, the Jakarta-based Lion Air group announced that it would be suspending flight operations starting on June 5, 2020. The suspension of flights applies to all Lion Air, Wings Air and Batik Air flights on both the domestic and international level. In a press release, the airline…

Garuda Indonesia Reports Drop of Two Million Passengers in Third…

As a result of increased airfare earlier this year, the passenger numbers of Garuda Indonesia Group in the third quarter dropped 2.1 million year-on-year, but the company's revenue recorded a huge growth. According to local media, Garuda Indonesia lost one million passengers in the domestic market and the passengers for…

Turkish Airlines Adds Bali to Its Boeing 787 Network

Turkish Airlines, who flies to more countries than any other airline, has started its nonstop flights between its main hub in Istanbul and the world-famous Indonesian holiday island of Bali. The first flight, numbered TK066, was operated by one of the airline's brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, carrying an…

Lion Air Bids Farewell to 747 Fleet, Prepares for A330neo…

Lion Air announced it has retired the Queen of the Skies from its fleet in what constitutes a milestone for the Indonesian low-cost carrier, after ten years of flying with the airline serving domestic destinations and flights to Saudi Arabia. The Jakarta-based carrier has been flying a single densely-configured Boeing…

Indonesia AirAsia X Ceasing Scheduled Operations in January

Indonesia AirAsia X, a joint venture between Malaysian long-haul carrier AirAsia X and Indonesia AirAsia, has announced that it will be ceasing scheduled operations beginning January 2019. The carrier will still remain in operation but will operate as a non-scheduled commercial airline going forward. Indonesia AirAsia X was intended to…

Garuda Indonesia Replaces CEO of 18 Months, Reshuffles Executive Board

Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia's national carrier, announced that it would be replacing its chief executive officer and reshuffling a large majority of their executive board. Pahala Mansury, the former CEO, was replaced with an executive from another state-owned company. The airline also replaced six of eight board members, leaving only two…

Increase in Safety Prompts the EU to Lift Ban on…

Late last Thursday, the European Union (EU) announced the lifting of its ban on airlines in Indonesia, clearing the way for several airlines to announce more service as they see fit. In 2007, the EU imposed a ban on all Indonesian airlines, effectively prohibiting them from flying in their airspace. The…

Citilink Executives Quiet After Reports of an Intoxicated Pilot

The Indonesian low-cost carrier, Citilink, is under investigation by authorities after a pilot showed up for his flight allegedly intoxicated. Video footage recorded on Dec. 28 shows the pilot struggling to walk and eventually dropping his belongings as he tried to pass through a security checkpoint. The pilot then proceeded to…