Garuda resumes services on Yogyakarta-Singapore route

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Garuda Indonesia has resumed services on the Yogyakarta-Singapore route now that it has more Boeing 737s.

A Garuda spokesman in Jakarta says the national carrier has launched a thrice-weekly non-stop service using a Boeing 737-300.

He says Garuda served the route before but suspended it in November 2006 because at that time it wanted to deploy aircraft on higher yielding routes.

But now Garuda has more aircraft in its fleet because in recent months it has been taking delivery of Boeing 737-800s on lease.

Yogyakarta is a tourist destination because the Javanese city is in close proximity to the ancient Hindu temple of Prambanan, a UNESCO World Heritage site.