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JAL and Garuda Indonesia Sign Strategic Partnership

Published: 11/09/2018 - Filed under: Home » News »

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Japan Airlines and Garuda Indonesia have signed a strategic partnership agreement, which will result in codeshare flights on select routes between Japan and Indonesia and on domestic flights operated by both carriers. The agreement takes effect Oct. 28. Garuda will also offer codeshare flights on select transpacific routes operated by JAL. Pahala Mansury, CEO of Garuda, said the arrangement will extend his carrier’s network to Japan and the US.

and Garuda Indonesia Sign Strategic Partnership

In addition to the codeshare cooperation, which both carriers aim to expand in the near future, the airlines will look to develop the partnership in various areas, including the enhancement of their frequent flyer programs. They may ultimately pursue a joint business structure in their respective markets. Yuji Akasaka, president of JAL, noted that Garuda has achieved a 5-star rating by Skytrax as a result of its transformation program, enabling the carriers to provide customers “the highest level of service, which exceeds the industry standard.

By Dan Booth

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