airmale
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Garuda Indonesia To Add India

Wed Jul 30, 2003 2:45 am

GA have announced plans to return to this former market of theirs, any further info? destinations? equipment? according to just planes its likely to be two routes Mumbai where they used to fly before and Chennai.


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airmale
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RE: Garuda Indonesia To Add India

Thu Jul 31, 2003 7:15 am

Perhaps you would know more about this Mandala499.
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RE: Garuda Indonesia To Add India

Fri Aug 01, 2003 12:14 am

I would think maybe it would be wise to go via Singapore or Kuala Lumpur for that matter. I think both Chennai and Mumbai can be reached by a B737-400 from SIN or KUL. Is there many Indians in Indonesia?
 
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RE: Garuda Indonesia To Add India

Fri Aug 01, 2003 1:01 am

zizou:
There are quite some Indians in Indonesia, they even has an Indian school in Jakarta, also Hinduism is the majority religion in Bali which is the same with India and I think Air India has a service to the island for pilgrimage purpose.

I just hope Garuda still will proceed their plan on replacing DC-10 with 772. They can use it for the new service to India Big grin
 
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RE: Garuda Indonesia To Add India

Fri Aug 01, 2003 3:06 am

Considering the fact that Indonesia and India have had close links, I have found it strange that GA did not have a consistent schedule to India. Yes apart from the fact that they have a significant number of citizens of Indian origin especially from Southern India, GA should also do well considering that their immediate neighbours SQ and MH have both thrived in India in recent years.
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RE: Garuda Indonesia To Add India

Fri Aug 01, 2003 9:28 pm

Why did they quit India in the first place?
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A330341
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RE: Garuda Indonesia To Add India

Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:42 am

I think they quit India because of the economic crisis..... they also stop the US service and some of the Europe route too.... But they said that they are recover now... and looking to re open some of their old route....

 
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RE: Garuda Indonesia To Add India

Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:52 am

They quit India much before the economic crisis, like some time in the late 80's or early 90's.
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