Jakarta: Garuda Indonesia suspends several flight routes to a number of European destinations for the sake of company efficiency.
"We will only fly according to competence. The London destination, for example, has been suspended from yesterday (Wednesday, 11 December 2019)," said Commerce Director Pikri Ilham Kurniansyah after being called by SOE Minister Erick Thohir at the SOE Ministry Office, Jakarta on Thursday, 12 December 2019.
He explained the evaluation would end at least until January after the Christmas and New Year holidays or even after the General Shareholders Meeting. The Jakarta-London long distance route served by Garuda Indonesia has been operating since April 2017.
Garuda Indonesia serves nonstop flights to and from London using the Boeing 777-300 ER with a capacity of 314 passengers, consisting of eight first class seats, 38 business class seats, and 268 economy class seats.
Regarding organizational improvement, the management of PT Garuda Indonesia has appointed four executors of the company's daily duties after SOE Minister Erick Thohir suspended the old board of directors.
PT Garuda Indonesia's board of directors was immediately assigned by Erick Thohir to restore the position of employees who had been dumped during Ari Askhara's leadership.
"We will review employee movements and rotations. We will return it to the needs of the company," said Acting Director of Garuda Indonesia Human Capital Capt Aryaperwira Adileksana on the same occasion.