Garuda Indonesia has yesterday moved its international operations to Terminal 3 of Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
The departure of Kuala Lumpur-bound flight GA820 and the arrival of GA823 from Singapore marked the start of Garuda’s operations from the new terminal.
Terminal 3 of Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport; photo credit: Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism
The Indonesian national carrier has moved its domestic operations to Terminal 3 in August 2016, becoming the first airline to operate from Terminal 3. Other Skyteam alliance members will follow after Lebaran, which falls in June this year.
Pahala Mansury, president and CEO of Garuda, said: “Garuda is optimistic that Terminal 3 International will not only be a move to improve infrastructure and transportation service with global competitive advantage but also a milestone for the development of tourism (in Indonesia).”
Garuda will in stages operate 26 check-in counters and increase its executive lounge capacity to 350 seats for business class and 56 seats for first class passengers, which is twice the current capacity at Terminal 2.
The airline will operate 36 self check-in outlets and 10 boarding gates by July.