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Garuda Indonesia on offensive again after CEO change

Flag carrier reinstates direct London route and takes control of Sriwijaya

Garuda reinstated its Jakarta-London direct route after cancelling it only a month and a half ago. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

JAKARTA -- Nearly three months after taking over as the chief executive of Garuda Indonesia, Ashkara Danadiputra is putting the country's flagship carrier on a solid footing again.

He announced a relaunch of the direct flight between Jakarta and London only a month and a half after the airline cancelled the route, with the aim of attracting the increasing number of British tourists to the archipelago nation. Using the London route, the company plans to generate enough yield to boost its international flights business.

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