On July 31, 2002, Garuda Indonesia (GA) and Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MZ) signed an agreement establishing endorsable ticket facilities between the two carriers.
Initially, tickets will only be totally interchangeable over the 9 routes identically operated by the two airlines, including Aceh-Makassar; Aceh-Maumere (Flores); Aceh-Merauke (Irian); Medan (Sumatra)–Ambon; Medan–Maumere; and Medan-Merauke.
The next phase in the closer ticketing cooperation between GA and MZ will see the endoreseable ticket facility extended to 232 additional routes permitting interline connections written on either company's ticket stock.
Future cooperation between the two airline to reduce costs and improve efficiency will include efforts to improve on time performance; mutual adherence to bank settlement plans (BSP) to streamline inter-company payment of accounts; and cooperation in the areas of maintenance, marketing and general operations.
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