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Wed, 16 March 2022

Emirates and Garuda Indonesia Launch Codeshare Flights

(16 Mar 2022, 11:31 +07)  Travellers can now benefit from a new codeshare agreement between Emirates and Garuda Indonesia, which came into effect late last week.

Regulatory approvals have been secured to operate routes that are included under the codeshare partnership, after a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by both airlines in November 2021.

Garuda Indonesia will place its code on routes operated by Emirates, between Jakarta and Dubai, in addition to onwards flights to Paris, London Heathrow, Manchester, Milan and Barcelona from Emirates hub.

Garuda Aircraft at SoekarnoHatta International Airport (CGK) near Jakarta. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.
Garuda Indonesia Aircraft at CGK. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com

Emirates will place its code on Garuda Indonesia operated flights on ten routes via two of its hubs, namely Jakarta and Denpasar, enabling passengers to travel to seven additional domestic points in Indonesia, beyond Jakarta and Bali, and enjoy the convenience of seamless booking, easy connections, one baggage policy and baggage-check through to the final destination.

Domestic points which Emirates customers can travel to include Denpasar, Surabaya, Makassar, Balikpapan, Manado, Medan, Padang and Solo from Jakarta, while, from Denpasar, customers can fly to Jakarta, Surabaya and Makassar.

Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates, said, We are delighted to establish a partnership with Garuda Indonesia to provide seamless connections to customers of both airlines. As the travel industry recovers, this is the perfect time to commence our partnership as travellers begin planning leisure and business trips once again and seek the convenience of seamless travel. The codeshare agreement will enable us to expand our reach and allow our customers to use our services and fly to additional domestic points in Indonesia.

In addition to expanding the breadth of each airlines networks with possible add-ons to Indonesian and regional points (subject to government approval), Emirates and Garuda Indonesia are also exploring opportunities to cooperate on their respective frequent flyer programmes, to enable customers of both airlines to earn and redeem loyalty points for reward tickets, upgrades and other exclusive benefits.

Irfan Setiaputra, President & CEO, Garuda Indonesia, said, Providing connectivity to more destinations with a seamless flight experience is our main focus in delivering added value to our customers. As one of our most strategic codeshare partners, we believe the partnership with Emirates would expand our customers access to popular destinations in Europe and add more convenience value to our shared services. The start of this partnership is in line with Garudas commitment to contribute to the national economic recovery and connect Indonesia to the world. With more countries easing travel restrictions and reopening borders, we look forward to serving both Emirates customers flying to Indonesia, and Garuda customers to travel to more destinations around the globe.

Emirates currently has codeshare cooperation agreements in place with 23 airline partners and two rail companies around the world, as well as interline cooperation agreements with over 115 airlines and rail companies. Garuda Indonesia has codeshare partnerships with more than 23 airline partners and 70 interline partners.

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