Abu Dhabi: The National Airline of the United Arab Emirates and Indonesia, Etihad Airways and Garuda Indonesia, respectively, are enhancing their Partnership between Abu Dhabi and Jakarta and outside of their respective hubs.
The 2012 Codeshare Agreement between the two parties will now cover 42 destinations throughout the Indonesian archipelago, South East Asia, the Middle East, the United States, and Europe, nearly doubling the number of destinations that Etihad and Garuda can offer beyond their hubs in Abu Dhabi and Jakarta.
Mr. Neves also added that the Partnership reflects Etihad’s continued drive for commercial sustainability and is part of the broader partnership strategy, which enables Etihad guests to access nearly 400 cities worldwide, in addition to Etihad’s operating network.
Mr. Irfan Setiaputra, President & CEO of Garuda Indonesia, stated that, “as a national flag carrier, it is our main focus to connect Indonesia with the world, providing a coherent relation to a wide range of diversity of nature and cultural richness throughout the archipelago.”
The carriers aim at exploring different areas of cooperation in the light of current business opportunities and company standards, including Cargo, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, and Pilot/Crew Training Services.
The partners signed an MOU defining the discussion points on the sidelines of the B20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia on 12th November, attended by Dr .Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Mr. Ahmed bin Ali Al Sayegh, Minister of State, and Mr. Abdullah Salem Al Dhaheri, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the Republic of Indonesia.