PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk (GIAA) has officially reopened its international connectivity in Indonesia by making the first direct flight from Narita Airport, Tokyo Japan to Ngurah Rai Airport Denpasar, Bali. This inaugural flight was escorted directly by the President Director of Garuda Indonesia, Irfan Setiaputra, as many as 150 passengers participating in the Garuda famtrip, and a number of business people and Japanese tourists who wanted to do business or vacation in Bali.
This new route flight using the A330-GA 300 fleet took off at 11.00 local time and arrived at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali, at 18.05 WITA. The GA 300 has a capacity of 251 passengers with 36 business class and 215 economy class configurations.
The flight departure was attended by the Deputy Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia John Tjahjanto Boestami and the Coordinator of Socio-Cultural Information Meinarti Fauzie. Meanwhile, Garuda was represented directly by the President Director Garuda Indonesia Irfan Setiaputra and Head of the Garuda Indonesia Representative Office in Tokyo Sony Syahlan. The Bali Provincial Government was attended by the Head of the Bali Provincial Tourism Office, Tjok Bagus Pemayun, accompanied by the Head of Marketing Division, Ida Ayu Indah Yustikarini.
The Indonesian Ambassador to Japan Heri Akhmadi ensured the full support of the Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo in Garuda Indonesia's direct flight service from Narita Tokyo, Japan to Denpasar Bali, Indonesia because it can increase foreign tourists in Bali.
The release of the direct flight from Tokyo's Narita airport, Japan to Bali, I Gusti Ngurah Rai airport, Denpasar was enlivened by the performance of Balinese art, namely the Peacock dance from Mrs. Ami Hasegawa accompanied by Rindik Bali by Putu Setiawan.
Appreciation is given to Garuda Indonesia airline which continues its Narita Tokyo Japan flight service to I Gusti Ngurah Rai airport in Denpasar Bali amid the government's efforts to restore the national economy after the COVID-19 pandemic by continuously promoting Indonesian tourism, especially in increasing tourist visits to Bali.