Dubai's Emirates, Garuda Indonesia launch codeshare partnership
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Dubai’s Emirates, Garuda Indonesia launch codeshare partnership

Dubai’s Emirates, Garuda Indonesia launch codeshare partnership

Emirates customers will have access to seven domestic points in Indonesia beyond Jakarta and Bali

Dubai carrier Emirates and Garuda Indonesia have announced the launch of their codeshare partnership, effective today, March 9.

Under the new codeshare partnership, customers will be able to enjoy connectivity on 16 routes, including European destinations, in addition to other travel benefits.

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.

Read: Dubai’s Emirates signs codeshare MoU with Garuda Indonesia

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, a statement said. Emirates, meanwhile, will place its code on Garuda Indonesia operated flights on ten routes via two of its hubs, both Jakarta and Denpasar.

Emirates passengers are able to travel to seven additional domestic points in Indonesia, beyond Jakarta and Bali, with the convenience of 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.

Tickets can be booked on Emirates’ website, its app or via both online and offline travel agents, with codeshare flights open from 16 March. Alternatively, they can be booked on garuda-indonesia.com, via the Fly Garuda app, contact center at +62 804 1 807 807 or + 6221 2351 9999, as well as travel agents.

Adnan Kazim, chief commercial officer, Emirates 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.”

Irfan Setiaputra, president and CEO, Garuda Indonesia said: “As one of our most strategic codeshare partners, we believe the partnership with Emirates would expand our customers’ access to popular destinations in Europe and add more convenience value to our shared services. The start of this partnership is in line with Garuda’s commitment to contribute to the national economic recovery and connect Indonesia to the world.”

Additionally, 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 benefits.

Last November, Emirates also signed a codeshare agreement with airBaltic to offer customers connectivity to/from Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Finland.

Read: Dubai’s Emirates signs codeshare agreement with airBaltic

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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