KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 – Etihad Airways and Garuda Indonesia have announced a number of new codeshare destinations in Indonesia, Europe, the Middle East, Singapore and Australia. The Abu Dhabi-based airline’s EY code is now on Garuda Indonesia flights between Jakarta and Singapore, Denpasar Bali, Manado, Surabaya, Balikpapan and Makassar and between Abu Dhabi and Amsterdam, Etihad Airways said in a statement today.
“Garuda Indonesia has also placed its GA code on Etihad Airway’s flight to five new cities, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Bahrain and Brussels, bringing the total number of destination to 10,” it added. Its President and Chief Executive Officer James Hogan said the partnership between Etihad Airways and Garuda Indonesia continues to develop in a mutually beneficial way, adding new destinations, improving connectivity and offering new
“The new points on the domestic network give us unprecedented access to more than six million potential Indonesian travelers and provide opportunities for deeper commercial ties to the oil, gas and mining industries in the region,” he added.
Customers from both airlines will benefit further from June 21 this year when Garuda Indonesia increases frequency between Jakarta and Abu Dhabi and onwards to Amsterdam from four to six flights weekly, Etihad said.
“This will bring the number to 13 flights weekly between the capital cities of Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates,” it added.