This has motivated Garuda's management to revitalize the Jakarta-Amsterdam-Jakarta flight, via Abu Dhabi, starting 1 June 2010. Please find below an article in Kompas for reference.
Garuda to Fly Jakarta-Abu Dhabi-Amsterdam Route in June
Jumat, 26 Februari 2010 | 19:17 WIB
"The new international route is categorized as the profitable one," stated PT Garuda Indonesia's General Director and Director of HRD, Achirina, Friday.
Garuda is also preparing two other new routes to London (England) and the United States.
Achirina claimed that, other than expanding its international routes, Garuda Indonesia is also improving its innovation and creativity to aim at being a five-star airline. "In stages we target Garuda Indonesia to be a five-star airline by 2014, considering that now it's already a four star."
Garuda Indonesia was certified as a four-star airline from the international flight service certification institution, Skytrax, based in London, England. The certification places Garuda Indonesia in the same rank as 26 other four-star airlines. The considerations for certification are based on the ground and inflight services.
So far there are only six airlines with five star certification: Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Kingfisher Airlines, and Asiana Airlines. (C5-10/C17-09)