Singapore Airlines, Garuda Indonesia expand codeshare operations
April 15, 2019: Singapore Airlines (SIA) has expanded its codeshare agreement with Garuda Indonesia.
Under the expanded agreement, SIA and Garuda Indonesia are now codesharing on each other's flights between Singapore and the Indonesian capital Jakarta. SIA and Garuda Indonesia each operate nine flights per day on the route.
The two carriers first started codesharing in 2010 on each other's flights between Singapore and Denpasar (Bali). In 2014, the agreement was expanded to include flights between Singapore and Surabaya.
SilkAir, SIA's regional subsidiary, also codeshares on Garuda Indonesia-operated flights to Denpasar and Surabaya, while Garuda Indonesia codeshares on SilkAir-operated flights to ten destinations in its Indonesia network.
Tan Kai Ping, SIA's senior vice president Marketing Planning said: 'Indonesia is a very popular tourism and business destination and we are pleased to make the country more accessible to travellers from all around the world.'
Pikri Ilham Kurniansyah, director of Commercial, Garuda Indonesia said: 'We truly believe we can provide our mutual customers the highest level of service, which exceeds the industry standard. Southeast Asia is a very important region for Garuda Indonesia, while Singapore in particular is a key growth market. Garuda Indonesia's flights to Singapore have played an important role in improving economic ties as well as cultural exchanges between the two countries. Today, just as more than half a century ago, Singapore remains a partner in growth as well as an important market for Garuda Indonesia.'
SIA and Garuda Indonesia operate a combined total of 175 weekly scheduled services between Singapore and Indonesia.