Top News SIA, Garuda Indonesia deepen partnership By TTG Asia / Posted on 30 November, 2021 12:52 Garuda Indonesia and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will expand their wide-ranging commercial partnership to provide customers with additional options and an enhanced travel experience. The agreement was inked by Garuda Indonesia president and CEO Irfan Setiaputra and SIA CEO Goh Choon Phong on November 26, 2021, coinciding with the launch of a quarantine-free Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) between Indonesia and Singapore on November 29, 2021. Singapore Airlines and Garuda Indonesia will expand their wide-ranging commercial partnership The scope of the collaboration includes the potential alignment of frequent flyer programmes, joint marketing activities, and initiatives to promote inbound tourism into Indonesia, subject to regulatory approval. Both partners are also committed to finding new growth opportunities in the air freight segment, as well as cooperation in maintenance, repair, and overhaul activities. Garuda Indonesia and SIA reactivated their air connectivity partnership arrangement between Singapore and Bali, Jakarta, and Surabaya on October 1, 2021. Garuda Indonesia commenced flights network connectivity on SIA’s services to London on the same day, and will codeshare on SIA’s flights to Mumbai from January 1, 2022, subject to regulatory approval.