Garuda starts new services from Makassar

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Garuda Indonesia has established its newest hub in Makassar and is enhancing air links out of the hub.

The airline has launched services to Singapore, Balikpapan in Borneo and Ternate in the north of the Maluku islands. In addition, it has also launched flights between Surabaya and Ambon, located in the south of the Maluku islands.

All services are operated daily with Boeing 737-500 aircraft, said the airline's spokesman.

Its MRO subsidiary, GMF AeroAsia, has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Indonesian airport operator Angkasa Pura I (AP I) to build a hangar in Makassar.

No timeframe has been given on the completion of the hangar, which will provide light maintenance such A and B-checks, added the spokesman.