Garuda Indonesia’s plans to link up Indonesia’s Tier II and III cities gets underway on Friday with its new Bombardier CRJ1000 aircraft.

The first aircraft, which the flag carrier received on 10 October, will be based in Makassar on the island of Sulawesi. From there, it will fly to cities such as Ternate, Lombok, Kendari and Surabaya.

Credits: Garuda

Credits: Garuda

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Garuda will receive two more CRJ1000s in October, one in November, and two in December.

The airline has 18 CRJ1000s on order, with 18 more on option.