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Garuda Indonesia opens the Bandung-Singapore flight route

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia is set to launch a direct route from Bandung, West Java, to Singapore on Dec. 2.

The service will operate four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays using the Boeing 737-800NG.

The flight GA844 is scheduled to depart from Husein Sastranegara International Airport in Bandung at 12:50 p.m. local time and arrive at Changi Airport in Singapore at 3:55 p.m local time. Meanwhile, the return flight GA845 will fly from Changi Airport at 11 a.m local time and land at Husein Sastranegara International Airport at 12 p.m. local time.

The new route aims at supporting Bandung’s potential in tourism and enhance connectivity, especially as the city is said to have welcomed more than 170,000 foreign tourists in 2017.

“We hope the flight will provide more access for international travelers to explore Bandung’s rich culture,” said Pikri Ilham Kurniansyah, Garuda Indonesia commercial director, in a statement. “We’re optimistic that this service will maximize the city’s potential in the future.” (wir/kes)

The Jakarta Post

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