Garuda Indonesia expands network offering with Etihad Airways deal

Garuda Indonesia expands network offering with Etihad Airways deal

As part of its flight network expansion programme, Garuda Indonesia has announced increased services to six new destinations in Europe and the Middle East.

The destinations - Frankfurt, Brussels, Milan, Dusseldorf, Munich, and Bahrain – will be served to codeshare partner Etihad Airways.

With the addition of these six new destinations, Garuda now acts as marketing carrier for Etihad Airway’s thirteen destinations.

The other seven cities are Abu Dhabi, London, Paris, Manchester, Moscow, Athens, and Muscat.

Garuda flies to these thirteen destinations out of its Abu Dhabi hub.

As for Etihad Airways, it currently serves as marketing carrier for seven of Garuda Indonesia destinations, such as Denpasar, Manado, Surabaya, Balikpapan, Makassar, Amsterdam, and Abu Dhabi.

Garuda Indonesia president, Emirsyah Satar expressed his approval of the network expansion through the code sharing agreement between Garuda Indonesia and Etihad Airways that covers destinations in Indonesia, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.

“The agreement signed in October 2012 has given Garuda Indonesia passengers greater accessibility, to travel to eighty destinations in fifty countries around the world served by Etihad Airways, from Indonesia,” he said.

The code share agreement is part of Garuda Indonesia’s efforts to always improve service quality as part of its Quantum Leap 2011 – 2015 programme, particularly by broadening its flight network.

Garuda Indonesia also plans to increase flight frequency on the Jakarta – Amsterdam via Abu Dhabi service, from four times a week to six times a week starting June 21st, 2013.