Garuda Indonesia plans to resume more flights to Europe in 2011, after it receives the first of its Boeing 777-300ERs.

It will start non-stop flights from Jakarta to Frankfurt, Rome, Paris and London, says an airline spokesman.

Garuda already plans to begin a daily service from Jakarta to Amsterdam via Dubai from 1 June 2010.

"We will operate this route on an Airbus A330, but when we get our Boeing 777-300ERs, we will fly non-stop to Amsterdam," says the spokesman.

Services to the other European cities will also be operated on the 777s, he adds. Garuda has 10 777-300ERs on order.

The airline suspended services to Frankfurt and London in 2002 and suspended service to Amsterdam in 2004 owing to weak demand.

However, Garuda now wants to expand its network as part of a plan to raise its profile as an international carrier.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news