Garuda Indonesia has commenced services from London to Jakarta, operating from its new UK base at Terminal 3 of Heathrow Airport.
The new service is the first and only non-stop flight to connect the UK and Indonesia.
As part of the move, the Indonesian flag carrier will increase its service frequency to five times per week, departing every day except Mondays and Fridays.
Cutting out the previous stopover at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, the service will cater to business travellers travelling to Jakarta and leisure travellers stopping over on their way to the country’s popular locations, including Bali.
Return flights to the UK will be direct via Singapore. The move to Heathrow is part of the airline’s strategy to strengthen its presence in Europe.