Friday, 17 July 2009

Garuda Indonesia

As usual, I was going to Jakarta and just returned to Singapore.

The unusual was I had taken Garuda Indonesia. It was because the SQ flight so full from Sunday to Tuesday for any flights with any class code. And I was also in waiting list of Garuda in the beginning...



First time taken Garuda Indonesia, which is the national airline of Indonesia. When I needed to confirm the ticket, I was feeling a bit un-safe but then anyway. Flight was confirmed.

In the weekend before travel, I met a friend, He told me that Garuda' last accident was 2007. So he wished me a safe trip....

Actually it was not that bad when I was flying from SG to JKT. And it was just a bit bumpy when returning from JKT to SQ.

Tonight (Last nigjt), I was looking for the safety record about Garuda Indonesia. The result was actually interesting...

http://www.airdisaster.com/cgi-bin/airline_detail.cgi?airline=Garuda+Indonesia

What a long list! The last accident was actually 3-July-2007. The link above only indicated 1 crew was killed. But then when I checked with google and wiki. I found this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garuda_Indonesia#Incidents_and_accidents


Garuda Indonesia Flight 200, a Boeing 737-400 flying from Jakarta, crashed and burst into flames on landing at Adisucipto International Airport, Yogyakarta at 0700 hours on 7 March 2007. 21 people were killed.

Luckily, I was able to return to Singapore, in one piece.

The above was actually no suprise.

To be continued... 

By the way, there was a bomb attack in Jakarta this morning... 

2 comments:

Lynn said...

Hi, I came across your blog as I was googling for travellers comments on Garuda Airlines. I'm a journalist writing an article on the airline's new development strategy and am hoping to speak to travellers about their perception of the airline. Would I be able to get in touch with you via e-mail? My apologies for the brief explanation here, but I'd be happy to explain more in an email. I can be reached at lynnleecl@gmail.com, thanks

Match said...

Yes, you can reach me via matchz@gmail.com.