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Garuda Indonesia signs codeshare deal with Delta Air Lines

Garuda Indonesia signs codeshare deal with Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines and Garuda Indonesia have announced a codesharing agreement to place Garuda code on Delta operated flights from Tokyo (Haneda) International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

The flights will be conveniently timed to connect Garuda Indonesia’s flights between Jakarta and Tokyo-Haneda, offering both airlines’ customers one-stop travel between Indonesia and the US.

The codeshare flights are pending final government approvals and are targeted to be available for purchase in July 2014.

“The partnership between Delta Air Lines and Garuda Indonesia expands the options available for travel between the United States and Indonesia, supporting increased trade and commercial links and greater people-to-people ties in both countries,” said US ambassador Robert Blake.

He added: “This relationship is one more example of the growing ties between businesses and people under the US-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership.”

The codeshare flights, operated with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, feature full-flat bed seats with direct aisle access in BusinessElite, Economy Comfort seating and in-flight entertainment in every seat throughout the aircraft.

Delta’s BusinessElite service includes a five-course gourmet meal, paired with a wine menu curated by Master Sommelier, Andrea Robinson.

The in-flight experience is completed with Westin Heavenly In-Flight bedding, which includes exclusively designed pillows and comforters, as well as Tumi amenity kits with products from Malin+Goetz.

Erik Meijer, executive vice president marketing and sales Garuda Indonesia, welcomed the partnership between Delta and Garuda Indonesia.

He said: “This partnership is part of Garuda’s strategy to enhance its network worldwide, especially to the United States.

“Through this codeshare agreement, both carriers will offer more options to our respective customers for more convenient schedules and seamless travel between the two countries.

“This partnership is also part of Delta and Garuda’s initiative as joint members of the SkyTeam global alliance.”