Garuda Indonesia is planning an Auckland come back, signing a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Auckland Airport.
The agreement signed yesterday seals the airlines commitment to reopening links between Indonesia and New Zealand and according to Auckland Airports general manager aeronautical commercial Glenn Wedlock, is a step towards stronger trade and tourism between the two destinations, Voxy reported.
Garuda Indonesia is a major global airline player with very strong network connections, and we are extremely pleased that they recognise Auckland and the region as an important part of their future plans, Mr Wedlock added.
The new comes six years after the airline ceased operations to New Zealand and according to the airport, the agreement will see the two parties monitor the market and introduce capacity when it become available.
"We know New Zealand and Auckland very well as it has a potential traffic/market especially to Bali and Jakarta and cities beyond Indonesia, Garuda Indonesia chief executive Emirsyah Satar added.
In line with the growing market between two countries, Garuda is seeking the opportunity to resume flights to Auckland as part of plan to increase its network, especially from New Zealand to cities in Asia and to Europe via Jakarta and Bali.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J