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Jakarta Post

KLM, Garuda to resume deal

  • Novan Iman Santosa

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 2 2009   /  01:33 pm

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is ready to resume its interline agreement with Garuda Indonesia, after the Indonesian flag carrier was allowed back into European airspace. The Air France KLM country manager for Indonesia, Axel Colen, told The Jakarta Post on Thursday the interline agreement with Garuda had been in place long before the latter was banned from European airspace after a slew of air accidents in Indonesia. "Now that the ban has been lifted, we are ready to resume the agreement," he said. "We still have to wait two to three weeks before we can fully implement it again, because we have to wait for some technical problems to be resolved." Colen added both airlines were working to enable their ticketing systems "to talk to each other in issuing the e-tickets". An interline agreement allows two airlines to have two different flights on one ticket, thus reducing...