12-Sep-2016 9:53 AM

Garuda Indonesia confirms plans to commence US services via Japan in 2017

Garuda Indonesia confirmed (11-Sep-2016) plans to resume US services in 2017, after Indonesia received the US FAA International Aviation Safety Assessment Category 1 rating in Aug-2016. The airline commenced a feasibility study and is assessing potential markets, routes and aircraft. The carrier is also seeking permission to operate transit services through Japan. The airline intends to operate US services via Tokyo Narita Airport with Boeing 777-300ER equipment and is targeting Los Angeles and New York as the largest potential markets. The carrier said demand for Indonesia-US services has potential to reach 400,000 passengers p/a. [more - original PR]

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