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Garuda Airlines Starts Balikpapan-Denpasar Route

Great news for those heading over to Kalimantan on your adventures and, good news for me as I should be going over there sometime this year – Garuda Indonesia Airlines is starting its new service to this magical island.

According to an article in the Bali Discovery, Garuda Indonesia have announced that they will soon commence twice-daily service between Balikpapan (Kalimantan) and Denpasar (Bali).

The new service was originally scheduled to commence in October 2006, but has been delayed until March 2007.

Intended to make Bali more accessible to business people, expatriates and Indonesians working in Kalimantan’s oil patch – the flights will operate with intermediate stops in Makassar and Yogyakarta.

Garuda is targeting load factors of 70% on the new route.