Republic on Line reports that Garuda Indonesia will continue with plans to re-commence service between Bali and Nagoya, despite the current uncertainty created in the air transportation business by surging oil prices.
Garuda's chief representative for Japan, China and the U.S.A., Arief Wibowo, confirmed that his Airline will commence flying 3 times a week between Bali and Nagoya in June 2008. The new service will complement Garuda's current daily flights between Bali and Tokyo and five times a week service between Bali and Osaka.
Wibowo said that the price for a round-trip Nagoya-Bali flight will be around Rp. 9.4 million (US$990), a price somewhat higher than the US$700-$800 charged for a Tokyo-Bali ticket. The higher prices, according to Wibowo, reflect rising fuel costs and the use of small aircraft on routes that were once operated by wide-bodied aircraft.
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