Garuda Indonesia will fly its brand new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft with upgraded Business class seats between Sydney and Bali for the next few weeks.
According to Routes Online, Garuda Indonesia will use A330-900neo aircraft on the Sydney-Denpasar route for two weeks, beginning this Friday, 13 March 2020. It’s only a temporary upgrade though, as the route will revert to the usual Airbus A330-300 aircraft at the end of IATA’s northern winter scheduling period, which this year ends on 27 March 2020.
The Garuda A330-900neo will be used on flights GA715 from Sydney to Denpasar, and GA714 from Denpasar to Sydney. This service currently operates 5 days per week.
What’s Garuda Indonesia A330-900neo Business class like?
The aircraft swap is a lucky upgrade for anyone booked to fly from Sydney to Bali in Business class over the coming weeks! Garuda has a brand new Business class product on this aircraft, featuring comfortable lie-flat seats with direct aisle access for every passenger. Business class has a staggered 1-2-1 configuration, similar to that of the Emirates A380 or Iberia A340 Business class where some seats in the middle block are directly next to each other and others are directly beside the aisle.
InsideFlyer UK recently toured one of Garuda’s new A330-900neo planes and was impressed with the fit-out.
Garuda’s older A330-300 Business class features lie-flat seats in a 2-2-2 configuration.
Business class tickets on Garuda’s A330-900neo service from Sydney to Denpasar are currently priced slightly lower than a Business class ticket on Virgin Australia’s Boeing 737 service on the same route.
Garuda temporarily upgrades Perth-Jakarta to Airbus A330-300
Over the coming weeks, Garuda Indonesia’s Perth-Jakarta route will also be temporarily upgraded. Flights GA724 and GA725 are affected.
Instead of the usual Boeing 737-800, Garuda will operate an Airbus A330-300 with lie-flat Business class seats and a more spacious Economy class experience from 12 until 28 March 2020.