Category Archives: Garuda Indonesia

Emirates and Garuda Indonesia launch codeshare partnership

Emirates and Garuda Indonesia have announced the launch of their codeshare partnership, with effect from March 9. The new partnership allows customers of the world’s largest international airline, based in Dubai, and Indonesia’s national carrier, to enjoy seamless connectivity on routes across the Americas, Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Under the new codeshare partnership forged, customers will be able to enjoy seamless connectivity on 16 routes, including popular European destinations, in addition to other travel benefits that will introduce additional levels of convenience.

Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by both airlines in November of last year, regulatory approvals have been secured to operate routes that are included under the codeshare partnership.

Garuda Indonesia will place its code on routes operated by Emirates, between Jakarta and Dubai, in addition to onwards flights to Paris, London Heathrow, Manchester, Milan and Barcelona from Emirates’ hub.

Emirates will place its code on Garuda Indonesia operated flights on ten routes via two of its hubs, both Jakarta and Denpasar. Emirates passengers are able to travel to seven additional domestic points in Indonesia, beyond Jakarta and Bali, and enjoy the convenience of seamless booking, easy connections, one baggage policy and baggage-check through to the final destination. Domestic points which Emirates customers can travel to include Denpasar, Surabaya, Makassar, Balikpapan, Manado, Medan, Padang and Solo from Jakarta, while, from Denpasar, customers can fly to Jakarta, Surabaya and Makassar.

Emirates currently has codeshare cooperation agreements in place with 23 airline partners and two rail companies around the world. Additionally, Emirates also has interline cooperation agreements with over 115 airlines and rail companies. Meanwhile, Garuda Indonesia currently has codeshare partnerships with more than 23 airline partners and 70 interline partners which offers Garuda Indonesia’s passengers connectivity to hundreds of destinations worldwide.

Garuda Indonesia may be forced into bankruptcy, Pelita Air may be assigned to take over domestic routes

Garuda Indonesia Airways Boeing 737-8U3 WL PK-GNA (msn 41310) DPS (Pascal Simon). Image: 955646.

Garuda Indonesia Airways could be on the brink of bankruptcy according to the Jakarta Globe:

The Indonesian government has also prepared Pelita Air Service, a subsidiary of state-owned oil company Pertamina, to serve domestic flights if Garuda files for bankruptcy.


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Garuda Indonesia’s future is very uncertain

2020 "Ayo Pakai Masker - Supported by Pertamina" special livery

From Nikkei Asia:

“Indonesia’s government is under mounting pressure to resolve the financial crisis at the nation’s flagship airline, which faces an existential threat from COVID-19 after years of chaotic management and weak earnings.

Analysts say Garuda Indonesia may need at least $1.3 billion to $3 billion in fresh capital to survive. But with the government, its largest shareholder, reluctant to stump up the money, and uncertainties over debt negotiations, there is still no indication of how the company can be saved — two months on from its default on $500 million of Islamic sukuk bonds.”

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Top Copyright Photo: Garuda Indonesia Airways Boeing 777-3U3 ER PK-GIJ (msn 40072) (Ayo Pakai Masker) AMS (Arnd Wolf). Image: 954891.

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Garuda Indonesia trials the IATA Travel Pass

Garuda Indonesia will conduct a trial of implementing the “International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass” as an application for authentication of health credential documents for international air travel requirements.

The trial of the use of “IATA Travel Pass” will be held from August 30 to September 13, 2021 where in the initial stage will be applied to flight GA874 / GA875 Jakarta-Haneda round trip (PP).

Through this trial, Garuda Indonesia became the first airline in Indonesia to test the IATA Travel Pass application to air service users to manage digital COVID-19 health credential documents more easily in accordance with the requirements set by the government, especially for those who will travel internationally.

IATA Travel Pass is a digital-based application that allows users to store and manage the results of Covid-19 test or vaccine certification easily and safely. Through the IATA Travel Pass, Garuda Indonesia service users can easily obtain information about the requirements of Covid-19 documents for destinations, including information about the location of accredited Covid-19 testing laboratories. Furthermore, the application also allows service users to have a digital passport to manage the required travel documents.


Garuda Indonesia defers payments on its loans

Garuda Indonesia Airways Boeing 777-3U3 ER PK-GII (msn 29145) (SkyTeam) DPS (Pascal Simon). Image: 945220.

Garuda Indonesia has deferred its payments on a three-year loan from its creditors. The airline is seeking suspension of the debt payments in order to avoid bankruptcy.

According to Reuters, the airline is asking for a longer period to repay the loans. According to the government, the flag carrier is in debt of around $4.5 billion and needs to be restructured and downsized in order to survive.

From Reuters:

Garuda Indonesia to seek suspension of debt payments to avoid bankruptcy – CNA (

From Channel News Asia:

Garuda Indonesia to seek suspension of debt payments to avoid bankruptcy – CNA (

Top Copyright Photo: Garuda Indonesia Airways Boeing 777-3U3 ER PK-GII (msn 29145) (SkyTeam) DPS (Pascal Simon). Image: 945220.

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Garuda Indonesia adds a mask to its new Airbus A330-900 (PK-GHG)

Garuda Indonesia Airways has added a mask design to its new Airbus A330-900 Neo (PK-GHG). Apparently four other aircraft will receive a special mask livery.

Garuda Indonesia made this announcement on social media:

It took 60 people and 120 hours for our Neo to wear a mask! Unlike Neo, we don’t require that much effort to wear a mask!

Let’s take part in this movement by committing to wear mask everywhere we go for a healthy Indonesia.

Garuda Indonesia challenge you to use your creativity to design mask for our 4 other aircraft liveries and get a chance to win Garuda Indonesia Business Class flight ticket!
Click link in bio Official Instagram Garuda Indonesia for the competition’s t&c.

Let’s fly your design through the sky!

Garuda Indonesia takes delivery of its first Airbus A330neo

Garuda Indonesia has received its first Airbus A330-900. This new generation widebody aircraft is the first of 14 A330-900s ordered by the airline.

The airline currently operates 24 A330 Family aircraft on regional and long-haul routes. The A330-900’s increased range and enhanced economics will contribute to Garuda Indonesia’s fleet modernisation and growth plans, allowing the airline to launch non-stop services from Jakarta to key destinations in Europe.

Garuda Indonesia’s A330-900 is configured for 301 passengers in a comfortable two class lay-out with 24 Business class seats and 277 in Economy.

Photo: Airbus.


Garuda Indonesia to switch its Boeing 737 MAX 8 orders for other Boeing aircraft

First MAX 8, first flight on December 5, 2017, delivered on December 21, 2107

Garuda Indonesia ordered 50 Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 aircraft in 2014. The airline has only received one copy (above). Last month it cancelled its remaining 49 aircraft on order.

Since then Garuda Indonesia has been in negotiations with Boeing.

Now, according to the Nikkei Asian Review, Garuda Indonesia will now switch its previously cancelled order to other Boeing aircraft including the 737-10 MAX 10 and 787 Dreamliner.

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Top Copyright Photo: Garuda Indonesia Airways Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 N6046P (PK-GDA) (msn 62093) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 940301.

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Garuda Indonesia wants to cancel its remaining order for 49 Boeing 737 MAX 8s

Garuda Indonesia's first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8

Garuda Indonesia Airways has publicly stated it plans to cancel its remaining order of 49 Boeing 737 MAX 8s after losing confidence in the new type after two tragic crashes.

The airline ordered 50 of the new type in 2014. The flag carrier has already taken delivery of one (PK-GDA) but it is grounded.

Boeing is planning to visit the airline on March 28 to discuss the cancellation request.

Top Copyright Photo: Garuda Indonesia Airways Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 N6046P (PK-GDA) (msn 62093) BFI (Brandon Farris). Image: 940065.

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