JAKARTA, Dec. 16 (Xinhuanet) -- State-run airliner Garuda Indonesia plans to
increase flights to Aceh to anticipate an influx of air passengers who will
commemorate the first anniversary of the Dec. 26 tsunami, an executive said
"We are planning to increase flights to Aceh," Garuda's Aceh branch manager
Sukamdo was quoted by the Antara news agency as saying.
Hundreds of domestic and foreign guests are expected to attend the event.
"More than 400 domestic and foreign journalists have confirmed a plan to
visit Aceh on Dec. 25 and 26. The step to increase flight frequencies is taken
as part of Garuda's effort to anticipate a possible influx of air passengers to
Aceh," he said.
Currently, three Garuda planes fly from Jakarta to Aceh a day.
Sukamdo said Garuda has also decided to provide a 50 percent discount to the
Acehnese people who are domiciled outside Aceh and plan to return to their
The discount is valid for 22 days starting Dec. 16, he said. Enditem