Emirates, Garuda Indonesia sign MoU to form codeshare partnership

Aviation Updates Philippines – Emirates and Garuda Indonesia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a codeshare partnership between both airlines. 

Image: Emirates Chief Commercial Officer Adnan Kazim and Garuda Indonesia President and CEO Irfan Setiaputra sign MoU to form a new codeshare partnership between booth airlines (Credit: Emirates)

Under the partnership, customers of both airlines would be able to connect on each airline's networks on travel with a single ticket. Both airlines will also be able to enjoy benefits on their frequent flyer programs.

Under the codeshare agreement, Emirates customers will be able to connect to and from Denpasar, Surabaya, Makassar, Balikpapan, Manado, Medan, Padang and Solo airports on flights operated by Garuda Indonesia from Jakarta, to Dubai and beyond with a single ticket. Additionally, routes directly connecting Denpasar with Surabaya and Makassar, will be available for passengers’ convenience.

Garuda Indonesia will add its flight code on Emirates-operated flights including flights between Dubai and Jakarta, Denpasar, Bahrain, Moscow, Johannesburg, Cairo, London, and Manchester.

Subject to regulatory approvals, the codeshare agreement could come to effect by January 2022.

“We are pleased to forge a codeshare partnership with Garuda Indonesia to provide our customers with access to additional destinations in Indonesia and which also allows them to enjoy seamless and convenient connectivity to eight domestic destinations to and from Dubai and to our global network through Jakarta, and three destinations through Denpasar,” said Emirates Chief Commercial Officer Adnam Kazim.

Kazim added: “Indonesia is an important market for Emirates and our partnership with Garuda Indonesia is testament to Emirates’ commitment to continuously strengthen our network, and complement our offering. Through the expanded, combined network of both airlines, we are able to offer our customers a more seamless experience through check-in, bag check and boarding on every leg of their journey, all with a single ticket. We look forward to working with Garuda Indonesia and nurturing the relationship to bring more valuable benefits to our customers and their travel experience.”

“We are delighted to announce our partnership with Emirates that gives their inbound passengers seamless access to top travel destinations in Indonesia connected by Garuda’s domestic network. Outbound Garuda passengers will also benefit from this partnership as it gives them access to a wider range of destinations served by Emirates,” said Garuda Indonesia President and CEO Ifran Setiaputra.