The daily nonstop flights, to be operated by the Indonesian flag carrier, will began yesterday (June 28).
The new services will add an extra 2,184 seats each week to the Jakarta-Perth route.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ president and CEO, said the expanded codeshare with Garuda Indonesia was an exciting development, which would deliver benefits to both airlines and their customers worldwide.
“The Jakarta-Perth route adds a new dimension to our partnership with Garuda Indonesia which has developed in a mutually beneficial way since its signing last October — particularly in terms of operational and cost efficiencies,” he said.
Emirsyah Satar, Garuda Indonesia’s president and CEO, said: “The Jakarta-Perth nonstop flights are part of the airline’s expansion program to develop its international network and in line with Garuda Indonesia’s ‘Quantum Leap Program 2011-2015.’ The new route is expected to boost inbound travel to Indonesia, and strengthen the airline’s network to Australia – a total of 42 weekly flights serving Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.”
The Jakarta-Perth flights will be operated by a two-class Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 12 seats in Business Class and 144 seats in Economy Class.