More flights between Indonesia and Singapore are materialising through Garuda and Scoot.
On March 26, Garuda Indonesia commenced a five-weekly service between Surabaya and Singapore.
Irfan Setiaputra, president and CEO, Garuda Indonesia, said: “The opening of this service is not only meant to provide more direct flights to various destinations in Indonesia, but can also contribute to the economic recovery of Surabaya and its surrounding areas.”
With this new service, Garuda now operates 37 flights a week, connecting Singapore with the major cities in Indonesia – Jakarta (27 times), Denpasar (five times) and Surabaya (five times).
At the same time, Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, will increase its weekly flight frequency between Singapore and Lombok, Yogyakarta, Makassar and Pekanbaru, from May this year.
Flight frequencies to Lombok will increase from two to four times weekly as of May 1, while from May 2, the service to Yogyakarta will increase from thrice weekly to daily.
Flights to Makassar will be up from twice to thrice weekly, and Pekanbaru services will have three additional frequencies starting on May 4, flying five times a week.
This brings Scoot’s flight frequencies to Indonesia to 74 times weekly.
Johanes Ong, general manager, Scoot Indonesia, said: “The increase in frequencies will provide our customers with more flexibility when planning their travels to various destinations in Indonesia including Bali, Jakarta, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Pekanbaru, Manado, Lombok, Balikpapan and Makassar. It will also provide our Indonesian customers with more opportunities for travels to connect with loved ones or create new experience.”