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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Garuda to Operate Daily Service Between Melbourne And Bali

Melbourne passengers to benefit from additional services to Australia's favourite holiday destination

Garuda Indonesia, the airline of Indonesia, has announced a new daily direct service between Denpasar from Melbourne beginning 01 April 2013. Increasing the existing capacity by two flights a week, daily departures ex Melbourne will provide travellers with more choice and convenience when visiting Bali and beyond.

Commenting on the new daily service, Bagus Y. Siregar, Vice President for Garuda Indonesia Australia and SWP said: "This year we are continuing to provide better service for our customers across Australia. With leisure travel to Bali increasing across our Australian ports, we are excited to offer improved accessibility on this route to one of Indonesia's tourism hotspots."

Melbourne Airport CEO, Mr Chris Woodruff said: "Indonesia is one of our closest neighbours and also an important market for Victoria so we are delighted that Garuda Indonesia is introducing daily services to Denpasar. We look forward to continue working with Garuda Indonesia to improve our business and tourism ties as well as provide more choice for travellers."

The daily flights, which are bookable now, will depart Melbourne on GA719 at 9.50am and arrive in Denpasar at 1.00pm local time. The introduction of this new daily service comes after a string of service and network expansions by the airline; including the reintroduction of the Brisbane service, daily flights from Perth to Jakarta, and the airline's codeshare agreement with Etihad which has most recently seen the addition of six new codeshare destinations in the Middle East and Europe.

For all travel bookings contact your preferred travel agent or call Garuda Indonesia on 1300 365 330 or visit

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