Garuda Indonesia, the national carrier of Indonesia, will now serve Denpasar – Mumbai direct flight starting April 23. This new route will offer a variety of connection flights to Indonesia for Indian tourists as the airline has served Jakarta – Mumbai route since 2016. Director of Cargo of Garuda Indonesia, Sigit Muhartono who also in charge for international routes said that the opening of Denpasar – Mumbai route is part of Garuda Indonesia’s international network development program particularly in the South Asia region as the number of Indians visiting Indonesia is projected to grow to 500,000 in four years compared with 262,000 in 2015, according to Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism.
“This new service is also facilitating the Indonesia Ministry of Tourism’s program to increase the number of tourist visitor to Indonesia, especially India. To support the joint synergies of both countries, Indonesia and India, Garuda Indonesia continues to strive to maximise the base connectivity between the two countries that is expected to further strengthen bilateral relations between Indonesia and India through increasing economy and business activities, tourism and socio-culture – considering that Bali has similarities in cultural and religious background that make Indians feel comfortable during their visit to Bali. With the fact that India is the second populous country in the world and Mumbai is the most populous city in India, we believe that Mumbai is a new potential market for us,” Muhartono said.
The Denpasar – Mumbai route will be served twice a week from 23 April (Monday and Thursday) and will be increased to three times a week on 2 June (Monday, Thursday and Saturday). The flight will be served by GA 814, leaving Denpasar at 15.40 LT and arrive in Mumbai at 20.25 LT. On the return flight GA 815 will depart from Mumbai at 21.50 LT and will be arrive the next morning at 07.55 LT in Denpasar. Denpasar – Mumbai service will be served by Garuda’s Airbus A330-200 aircraft with a two-class cabin configuration featuring Business Class service concept and the Economy Class. The aircraft is capable of carrying 222 passengers (36 Business Class seats and 186 Economy Class seats).