DUBAI, UAE, 15 March 2022: Emirates and Garuda Indonesia launched a codeshare partnership last week to deliver improved connectivity on routes across the Americas, Middle East, Africa and Europe.
Under the new codeshare partnership forged, customers will be able to enjoy seamless connectivity on 16 routes, including popular European destinations, in addition to other travel benefits that will introduce additional levels of convenience.
Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by both airlines in November of last year, regulatory approvals have been secured to operate routes that are included under the codeshare partnership.
Tickets can be booked immediately on emirates.com, the Emirates App, or via both online and offline travel agents, with codeshare flights open from 16 March. Tickets can also be secured via Garuda’s side through garuda-indonesia.com, the Fly Garuda app, contact centre at +62 804 1 807 807 or + 6221 2351 9999, as well as travel agents.
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.
Emirates will place its code on Garuda Indonesia operated flights on ten routes via two of its hubs, both Jakarta and Denpasar. Emirates passengers can 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.
Emirates chief commercial officer Adnan Kazim said: “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.
“We are also pleased to offer Garuda Indonesia’s customers access to popular destinations beyond Dubai that are visited by Indonesian travellers, along with other benefits. We look forward to developing the relationship further and introducing more added-value benefits in the future that will be felt by customers of both airlines.”
In addition to expanding the breadth of each airline’s networks with possible add-ons to Indonesian and regional points (subject to government approval), Emirates and Garuda Indonesia will also explore 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.
Emirates currently has codeshare cooperation agreements in place with 23 airline partners and two rail companies around the world. Additionally, Emirates also has interline cooperation agreements with over 115 airlines and rail companies.
Meanwhile, Garuda Indonesia currently has codeshare partnerships with more than 23 airline partners and 70 interline partners which offers Garuda Indonesia’s passengers connectivity to hundreds of destinations worldwide.
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