AviationStop in northern Sumatra will offer a route to Mecca.

Another change for Garuda’s European service

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Routes Online noted the first flight of the revised routing was on July 16 and will be maintained in northern winter 2019/20 season, from October 27.

Garuda Indonesia continues to tinker with its flights to Europe with the latest adjustment seeing the existing three-times-weekly 777-300ER Jakarta – London Heathrow – Denpasar being revised to Denpasar – Kuala Namu – London Heathrow routing.

Kuala Namu in North Sumatra is a major transit point for pilgrims on their way to the Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

Routes Online noted the first flight of the revised routing was on July 16 and will be maintained in northern winter 2019/20 season, from October 27.

The new schedule is:

GA086: Departs Denpasar 08:10, arriving in Kuala Namu at 11:10. It departs Kuala Namu at 12:40, arriving in London Heathrow at 20:00. The flight will operate three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

GA087: Departs London Heathrow at 21:45, arriving in Kuala Namu at 16:25 the next day. It departs Kuala Namu at 17:55, arriving in Denpasar at 22:20. This flight will also operate three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

A check of the Garuda Indonesia website indicates that depending on day of travel, return services could involve a lengthy London-Amsterdam-Jakarta-Denpasar journey.


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