Garuda makes network changes

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Garuda Indonesia says it has ended its Jakarta-Taipei Taoyuan service on 1 July, opting to codeshare with China Airlines on the route instead.

FlightMaps Analytics shows that the carrier previously operated a daily service, using Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

The airline also confirmed the suspension of Pekanbaru-Medan, Pekanbaru-Batam and Pekanbaru-Padang services in March, all of which were operated daily using Bombardier CRJ1000 aircraft. This leaves Jakarta as Garuda’s only destination connected to Pekanbaru.

With the suspensions, the airline says it has since redeployed the aircraft to routes with a stronger demand and better growth opportunities such as Medan-Surabaya, Palembang-Denpasar, Makassar-Yogyakarta and Surabaya-Ambon.

Garuda also confirmed the launch of services to London on 8 September, having secured local traffic rights to operate Amsterdam-London Gatwick, as an extension of the Jakarta-Amsterdam service.

FlightMaps Analytics shows that there are no operators on the Pekabaru-Padang route, while China Airlines and Eva Air are the only carriers on the Jakarta-Taipei Taoyuan route.