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Garuda Indonesia opens direct flight to Davao


DAVAO CITY: After closing several routes and reducing flight frequencies in response to a new airfare policy, Indonesia’s flag carrier Garuda Indonesia will launch on September 27 its maiden flight for its new route from Manado in Indonesia’s North Sulawesi to Davao City. Garuda Indonesia President Ari Askhara said this regular service that directly connects Manado and Davao aims to provide seamless connectivity for customers. “Hopefully this route could also help support development cooperation in economics, investment, trade and tourism between Davao as one of the business centers in the southern part of the Philippines and many regions in North Sulawesi,” he added. In terms of tourism, Davao is reported to have welcomed up to 2.3-million visitors in 2018. “This serves as an interesting opportunity for [Indonesian] tourism as this direct flight service may help lure tourists in Davao to continue their journey to Manado’s tourist destinations,” Askhari said. The upcoming all-economy-class flight will be available two times a week on Mondays and Fridays using an ATR 72-600, which can accommodate 70 passengers.



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