Garuda to use Airbus A330-300 on Bali / Perth route from 1 September

PK-GPF Airbus A330-341 (cn 153) of Garuda Indonesia landing on runway 09 at Denpasar Airport as flight GA881 from Tokyo-Narita at 17:43. Copyright © David Eyre
PK-GPF Airbus A330-341 (cn 153) of Garuda Indonesia landing on runway 09 at Denpasar Airport on 3 September 2010, as flight GA881 from Tokyo-Narita at 17:43.
Copyright © David Eyre

Copyright David Eyre – 23 May 2014

From 1 September 2014, Garuda Indonesia will commence using Airbus A330-300 aircraft on Perth / Denpasar services, instead of Boeing 737-800s.

The airline will cease operating the afternoon GA726/GA729 service between Perth and Denpasar (Bali), currently operated by Boeing 737-800s. The morning GA728/GA727 service, which also currently uses 737-800s, will use larger widebodied Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

GA728 departs Denpasar at 19:00, arriving at Perth at 22:45, and departs Perth the following morning at 07:20, arriving at Denpasar by 11:00. The first A330 service arrives on 1 September at 22:45, departing on 2 September at 07:20.

Garuda has faced strong competition on the Perth – Bali services, from Indonesia Air Asia, Jetstar and Virgin. The morning departures from Perth are perhaps the most popular, to give travellers more time on their arrival into Bali.

Garuda’s other service to Perth, the GA724/GA725 service to Jakarta, will continue to use Boeing 737-800s.

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

4 thoughts on “Garuda to use Airbus A330-300 on Bali / Perth route from 1 September

  • September 18, 2014 at 1:26 pm
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    I have booked a return flight on October 15th @ 07 : 45. Perth to. Bali , returning. October 25th .
    Will this be on the new A330 ? . Looking forward to seeing this new plane .
    I am just one of your old customers ,returning to. Garuda , tried the rest , now going back to the best ” Garuda

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    • September 18, 2014 at 6:56 pm
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      Hi Mary,
      Yes – Garuda is using A330s on the daily GA728/GA727 service now.
      Regards,
      David Eyre

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  • October 5, 2014 at 12:09 pm
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    Can you pre book your seats on the A330-300 Perth to Bali flights ?

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    • October 6, 2014 at 6:13 am
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      Hi Lynette,
      I believe that you can pre-book your seats if your booking is through a travel agent, otherwise you need to wait until online check-in is available.
      Regards,
      David Eyre

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