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Garuda, Sriwijaya team up with codesharing deal

  • Farida Susanty

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 17 2018   /  02:30 am

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia has signed a codesharing agreement with private carrier Sriwijaya Air Group in a bid to expand its market share and increase profitability.With the codesharing cooperation, both airlines expect to join forces by combining their market share and the routes they serve.Garuda Indonesia currently flies to 90 domestic and overseas destinations, while Sriwijaya Air has 64 routes. The combined flight services of both airline groups, including Garuda’s low-cost subsidiary Citilink and Sriwijaya’s subsidiary NAM Air, will make up around 52 percent of the market share.The codesharing agreement will include routes that until now have only been flown by either Garuda Indonesia or Sriwijaya Air, as well as those flown by both airlines.“Partnership is one of the ways we can develop our network. One airline alone cannot develop routes to all destinations,”...