As Indonesia is booming, Garuda announced its plans to relaunch flights between Brisbane and Bali. The service will be Brisbane to Bali on single-aisle planes, which will then move onto Jakarta. They talk of plans to increase their capacity by using Boeing 737-800 within ten years. Consumer wealth in Indonesia has increased in recent years and they have as much to offer Australia as Australia has to offer them.
This begs the question of how much of the Australia to Indonesia market can airlines in Australia secure. This has not been easy in the past, but the amount of traffic is on the increase, which makes it worth their while to try. The same goes for other Asia-Pacific states and the most successful so far has been AirAsia, as the airline's founder Tony Fernandes recently moved to Jakarta to have a better chance to work the opportunities and the politics at the source.
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