Cwapilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2820 times:
DC-10? Jakarta Post says MD-80! Which is it...or is this one of the codeshares?
Garuda resumes flights to Taiwan after 1998
JAKARTA (Agencies): National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia Airways resumed flights to Taiwan on Sunday after the service was suspended three years ago amid racial tension and economic crisis in Indonesia, a report said.
The first MD-80 passenger aircraft arrived in the northern Chiang Kai-shek Airport on Sunday morning and flew back to Indonesia with 88 passengers on board, local Taiwan television networks reported as quoted by AFP.
Flights were halted in 1998 when Garuda drastically cut its international services after the Asian financial crisis left many routes unprofitable.
The situation was compounded by Taiwanese tourists' fears of being caught in riots at a time when racial tension was high in Indonesia.
The airline now offers four flights weekly between Taipei and the tourist island of Bali.
Southside Irish...our two teams are the White Sox and whoever plays the Cubs!