Garuda Indonesia has returned to the European air-cargo market, following a six-year gap in operations. The national airline of Indonesia is re-entering the market with the help of a general sales agency partner, European Cargo Services (ECS). Garuda Indonesia said it is experiencing higher-than-expected cargo payloads with its daily Airbus A330 flights from Amsterdam to Jakarta via Dubai. The A330 offers daily uplift capacity of 15 tons. Regular shipments in the resumed service include fresh salmon, mobile telephones, flowers, vegetables and biscuits for Australia. In the first year of operations, ECS expects to generate some 5,200 metric tons of freight per year for the airline. In addition to the Netherlands, major European cargo-generating markets for Garuda include France, Germany and Scandinavia. As well as Dubai and Jakarta, ECS will market Garuda destinations across Asia and Australasia.
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