Garuda Indonesia to move to new home at Changi International Airport Terminal 3
Thursday 10, February 2011
Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia, will move from Singapore Changi International Airport Terminal 1 to Terminal 3 on 22 February this year, providing new enhanced check-in, departure and arrival facilities for its passengers.
The airline currently operates eight direct flights daily from Singapore to Jakarta and Bali as well as other international destinations including Amsterdam, Beijing, Shanghai, Sydney, Melbourne, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo via Jakarta.
“This is our first move since we started our Singapore operations in Terminal 1 when Changi International Airport opened 30 years ago. Terminal 3 is a state-of-the-art facility recognised as one of the best airport terminals in the world. With this move, our passengers can expect a more pleasant airport experience with improved facilities and higher standards of service. The new terminal is also better equipped to meet our future expansion plans,” said Risnandi, Senior General Manager, Area Asia, Garuda Indonesia.
The terminal transfer will be supported by upgraded passenger facilities as well as an improved check-in area. Passengers passing though Terminal 3 can also enjoy new levels of comfort and convenience from a world class shopping experience to relaxing at the world's first Butterfly Garden in an airport amid lush flora and fauna or dining at the numerous bars and restaurants.
Garuda Indonesia has undergone a remarkable transformation across its safety, product and front-line service standards in its bid to become one of Asia's most successful airlines. The airline was upgraded to a four-star rating by Skytrax Research and recognized as Asia’s leading service quality airline according to a recent survey conducted by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA).
Garuda Indonesia also recently signed an agreement to join the SkyTeam airline alliance in 2012.
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