Garuda lets passengers bring their sports equipment at no extra charge.
In many countries, airlines now charge passengers for all items of checked baggage. In Indonesia, there is no charge on most domestic airlines for 20kg checked baggage; however there is usually a fee for sports equipment.
It applies to surfbords, golf clubs, diving gear and “other sports equipment”. No size limit is mentioned; the maximum permitted weight is 15kg.
If you read the fine print, there is only one small requirement to receive this benefit. Passengers need to:
notify the airline 24 hours before your take off
Below is a brief guide to which destinations (Garuda and otherwise) visitors can best enjoy each of these activities:
View Best Surfing in Indonesia in a larger map
Left to Right: Nias Island, Mentawai Islands, Lampung, Bali, Lakey Beach, Rote
Garuda Indonesia flies to many of Indonesia’s famous surfing destinations, including Bali, Lampung (nearest airport: Bandarlampung), Mentawai Islands (nearest airport: Padang) and Rote (nearest airport: Kupang).
Want to go surfing in Indonesia? Please fill in an enquiry.
View Best Diving in Indonesia in a larger map
Left to Right: Pulau Weh, Gili Islands, Labuan Bajo,
Togean Islands, Bunaken, Raja Ampat
Garuda flies to diving hubs Pulau Weh (nearest airport: Banda Aceh), Bunaken (nearest airport: Manado), Togean Islands (nearest airport: Gorontalo) and Gili Islands (nearest airport: Lombok). However, it does not fly to Labuan Bajo or Raja Ampat (nearest airport: Sorong).
Want to go diving in Indonesia? Please fill in an enquiry.
View Top 5 Indonesian Cities for Golf in a larger map
Left to Right: Padang, Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Bali
Local expert Oigal recommends the following cities for their superior courses: Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Bali and Padang. Garuda flies to all these cities.
Please note: most of Jakarta’s golf courses are a bit out of town, in the satellite cities of Bogor, Tangerang (especially Bumi Serpong Dumai), Depok, etc.
Want to play golf in Indonesia? Please fill in an enquiry.
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