News of a threatened strike by Garuda Indonesia dominates the news this week. Pilots and management have met with the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and mutually agreed that a system-wide strike by the disgruntled pilots and crew will not take place during the coming peak holiday travel period. We have three articles on the National Carrier's continuing industrial problems.
Bali travel news related to India includes the news that Garuda is experiencing high occupancy rates over the first two months of its new Mumbai-Bali run. Expect loads to grow even further as India has announced that Indonesians can now visit with a free 30-day visa on arrival.