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

Dubai’s Emirates signs codeshare MoU with Garuda Indonesia

Subject to required regulatory approvals, the codeshare agreement is expected to come into effect from January 2022

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Dubai carrier Emirates and Garuda Indonesia have signed an MoU to establish a codeshare partnership between the two airlines.

The new partnership allows customers of both airlines to facilitate connectivity on 18 routes between Indonesia, Middle East, Africa and Europe travel across each other’s network using a single ticket. They can avail of one baggage policy and check-through to the final destination.

Seven new domestic destinations in Indonesia will also be accessible to customers on Emirates tickets.

Under the codeshare agreement, Emirates customers will be able to connect to and from Denpasar (DPS), Surabaya (SUB), Makassar (UPG), Balikpapan (BPN), Manado (MDC), Medan (MES), Padang (PDG) and Solo (SOC) airports on flights operated by Garuda Indonesia from Jakarta (CGK), to Dubai and beyond with a single ticket.

Additionally, routes directly connecting Denpasar (DPS) with Surabaya (SUB) and Makassar (UPG), will be available for passengers’ convenience. Emirates said that tickets could now be purchased for travel starting from January 2, 2022.

Garuda Indonesia will also add their marketing code to flights on eight routes, operated by Emirates, including between Dubai and Jakarta (CGK), Denpasar (DPS), Bahrain (BAH), Moscow (DME), Johannesburg (JNB), Cairo (CAI) London (LHR) and Manchester (MAN).

The two airlines added that they will as part of the MoU 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.

Subject to required regulatory approvals, the codeshare agreement is expected to come into effect from January 2022.

“We are pleased to forge a codeshare partnership with Garuda Indonesia to provide our customers with access to additional destinations in Indonesia and which also allows them to enjoy seamless and convenient connectivity to eight domestic destinations to and from Dubai and to our global network through Jakarta, and three destinations through Denpasar,” said Adnan Kazim, chief commercial officer at Emirates.

Irfan Setiaputra, president and CEO of Garuda Indonesia added, “We are delighted to announce our partnership with Emirates that gives their inbound passengers seamless access to top travel destinations in Indonesia connected by Garuda’s domestic network. Outbound Garuda passengers will also benefit from this partnership as it gives them access to a wider range of destinations served by Emirates.

Emirates said that it currently has codeshare cooperation agreements in place with 21 airline partners and two rail companies. Additionally, Emirates also has interline cooperation agreements with over 115 airlines and rail companies.

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