Garuda Indonesia (GA, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta) is planning to begin scheduled commercial operations out of Jakarta Pondok Cabe as early as next month.

The announcement follows the signing of a partnership agreement with Pelita Air (PAS, Jakarta Halim) last year wherein Garuda agreed to operate a number of short-haul flights from Pondok Cabe to destinations such as Lubuklinggau, Palembang, Bandar Lampung, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Pangkalanbun and Ketapang. Cilacap and Cepu are also on the cards.

Operations are on-board an ATR72-600 turboprop.

Pondok Cabe Airport is currently a joint civilian and military airport. On the civilian side, state oil firm Pertamina uses it as the base for its commercial charter airline, Pelita Air Service.