Although Garuda has spoken about them (expanding network into Europe) for years, they are still flying just to Amsterdam (and via Dubai).
No trace yet of any direct service to AMS neither of new service to CDG, FCO, FRA, LHR as announced.
Just found out some example through the web and GA's webiste as well.
Garuda Indonesia's CEO speaking in Oct 2009
"We see the Garuda Indonesia Experience as a key product for the future as it will deliver a service experience that is unique to Indonesia and Garuda," says Satar. Now that the EU ban has been lifted, he is focused on taking the new Garuda to the world as quickly as possible, with plans to launch Jakarta-Dubai-Amsterdam service in mid-2010 using A330-200s. Service to Frankfurt, Paris, London and Rome will follow, he says. The A330s are smaller than he would like but he is keen to get the brand into the European arena as rapidly as possible. They will be replaced with nonstop services when the 777-300ERs are delivered in 2011.
When ordering new aircrafts in Feb 2010
On 1 June this year, the carrier will start a daily non-stop service from Jakarta to Dubai and on to Amsterdam. The introduction of this service marks a significant step forward in the airline's global network strategy. Amsterdam will be the first of a number of key European routes to destinations such as Frankfurt, Paris and London and Rome which Garuda Indonesia will launch as part of its international expansion over the next few years.
When launching new service to Amsterdam via Dubai in June 2010
Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia, today took the first step in rebuilding its long-haul international network with the launch of a new daily service from Jakarta to Amsterdam via Dubai. Amsterdam is the first of several major European destinations which Garuda Indonesia intends to add to its fast-growing network over the next four years, including Frankfurt, London, Paris and Rome.
Again, when GA joined SkyTeam in Nov 2010
“Jakarta will serve as an alternate gateway to and from Asia,” said SkyTeam Managing Director Mr. Marie-Joseph Malé. “Garuda‟s consideration to expand its intercontinental network to Frankfurt, Paris, London and Rome will make the airline an increasingly attractive option for business and leisure travelers”
So in the end, what has happened to the Garuda ambitious plans to Europe?