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Jakarta Post

Garuda Indonesia and Singapore Airlines start sharing journeys

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 21 2008   /  12:22 pm

Garuda Indonesia and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have signed an agreement under which the carriers will benefit from joint marketing and promotion, code sharing and special rate agreements. The memorandum of understanding was signed Friday in Jakarta by Garuda Indonesia president and chief executive officer Emirsyah Satar and SIA chief executive officer Chew Choon Seng. "The industry has become more competitive and the increasing fuel price has put extra pressure on us, so we have to cooperate to increase efficiency and service (quality)," Emirsyah said in the press conference. The airlines will begin the code sharing with an additional daily flight between Denpasar and Singapore starting August 2. Initially, SIA will assume the role of operator by providing the flight, while Garuda will act as marketer and sell the seats. In the future, the companies...