Abu Dhabi's Etihad, Garuda Indonesia expand codeshare agreement
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Abu Dhabi’s Etihad, Garuda Indonesia expand codeshare agreement

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad, Garuda Indonesia expand codeshare agreement

The expansion of the agreement will strengthen both airlines’ networks beyond Abu Dhabi and Jakarta hubs

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UAE national carrier Etihad Airways and Garuda Indonesia are expanding their codeshare partnership between Abu Dhabi and Jakarta and beyond their respective hubs.

The scope of the agreement, first signed in 2012, will be broadened to nearly double the number of combined destinations that the two carriers would offer, beyond the Abu Dhabi and Jakarta hubs.

A total of 42 destinations across the Indonesian archipelago, South East Asia, Middle East, US and Europe will now be covered by the agreement. In addition, the partners also offer reciprocal miles accrual and redemption opportunities to members of Etihad Guest and GarudaMiles across both airline’s networks, Etihad said in a statement.

The carriers intend to explore further areas of collaboration, including cargo, maintenance, repair and overhaul, and pilot/crew training services.

“This expansion will serve as a platform for what we envision will be a deep ongoing partnership between our two airlines. We look forward to exploring comprehensive and pragmatic ways in which the two carriers can increase collaboration, enhance benefits and customer experience for our most frequent travellers and further extend the reach of our joint networks beyond our hubs,” said Antonoaldo Neves, group CEO of Etihad Airways.

“This reflects Etihad’s continued drive for commercial sustainability and is part of our broader partnership strategy, which enables Etihad guests to access nearly 400 cities worldwide, in addition to Etihad’s operating network.”

“With both airlines’ extensive networks worldwide and nationally, we believe that this extended partnership will not only give added value to Garuda Indonesia’s passengers to access popular destinations across the globe, especially to the United States, Turkey and Abu Dhabi, but will also offer a range of domestic destinations, especially in the area of East Indonesia for Etihad’s passengers,” added Irfan Setiaputra, president and CEO of Garuda Indonesia.

“Due to Indonesia being an archipelago comprising more than 17,000 islands, air travel is necessary for the mobility of both people and goods. This can lead to significant opportunities for the aviation ecosystem to recover stronger after the pandemic.”

Etihad Aviation Group appointed Antonoaldo Neves as its new group chief executive officer last month.

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