Emirates and Garuda Indonesia have signed an MoU to establish a codeshare partnership between both airlines, a move which will allow customers of both airlines to enjoy seamless connectivity on new routes across the Americas, Middle East, Africa and Europe.
In addition, 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 exclusive benefits.
The codeshare agreement is expected to come into effect from January 2022, with customer benefits to include seamless booking, ticketing, one baggage policy and check-through to the final destination in addition to travel benefits across 18 routes on both airlines’ networks.
Irfan Setiaputra, president & CEO, Garuda Indonesia, said: “This partnership is timely as countries are expected to start to reopen their borders for international flights and ease their travel restrictions. It will also help open up many opportunities for Indonesia’s trade and tourism activities.”
Under the codeshare agreement, Emirates customers will be able to connect to and from Denpasar, Surabaya, Makassar, Balikpapan, Manado, Medan, Padang and Solo airports on flights operated by Garuda Indonesia from Jakarta, to Dubai and beyond with a single ticket.
Additionally, routes directly connecting Denpasar with Surabaya and Makassar will be available for passengers’ convenience.
Garuda Indonesia will also add their marketing code to flights on eight routes operated by Emirates, including between Dubai and Jakarta, Denpasar, Bahrain, Moscow, Johannesburg, Cairo, London and Manchester.