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Walls close in on Garuda Indonesia as flag carrier deals with blunders

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, December 5, 2019   /  05:02 pm
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Following years of a sterling reputation and unparalleled prestige in the country’s airline industry, national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia has now been made to face the cracks in its usually polished armor as the government and the public alike begin to scrutinize the airline after a string of managerial misfires over the past year. In a year that will likely go down as one of the more memorable ones in the airline’s storied history, Garuda Indonesia has faced controversy on multiple fronts, with the latest being the alleged discovery of high-end contraband comprising several Harley Davidson spare parts and a Brompton folding bicycle on its new Airbus A330-900 aircraft upon its arrival in the country from France last month. The discovery was especially troubling given that the aircraft was carrying a number of Garuda Indonesia executives and employees only, according ...