SkyTeam will welcome Garuda Indonesia as its 20th member on March 5th, 2014.
The national airline of Indonesia, Garuda will become SkyTeam’s second member from south-east Asia.
Garuda’s membership of SkyTeam will facilitate travel to Indonesia - Southeast Asia’s largest economy - for customers around the world.
Garuda operates nonstop flights from Jakarta, the nation’s capital and financial centre, to seven SkyTeam hubs: Seoul, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and Amsterdam.
“SkyTeam brings more than 1,020 global destinations to Garuda customers.
“In addition to an extensive network, dedicated services such as SkyPriority and access to over 530 lounges will be among the benefits that Garuda customers will gain from being part of the SkyTeam alliance,” said Michael Wisbrun, SkyTeam’s managing director.
“Garuda is on target to meet all the membership criteria required by SkyTeam, including implementing a new IT platform and customer-focused initiatives.
“We look forward to welcoming the airline on March 5th next year.”