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Code of Good Flying

Etihad Airlines and Garuda Indonesia Sign Code-Share Agreement

(12/8/2012) Through the formalization of code-sharing agreements with Etihad Airlines, the national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia has connected with six new routes to Europe and one additional destination in the Middle East.

Working with the Abu Dhabi-based airline, Garuda now can include London, Manchester, Paris, Moscow, Athens and Mucat in its saleable and ticketable route network.

Quoted by The Jakarta Post, Garuda’s spokesman, Pujobroto, issued a statement saying, “Under the new agreement, Garuda also moved its international hub from Dubai to Abu Dhabi as of Sunday, Dec. 2.”

Flights from Jakarta to Amsterdam that once featured an intermediate stop in Dubai have now shifted to Abu Dhabi to provide better through connections to code-shared flights with Etihad Airline.

The changeover from Dubai to Abu Dhabi too effect on December 2, 2012.

Garuda Indonesia’s CEO, Emirsyah Satar, has declared Etihad as Garuda’s “main partner” for west-bound flights while the Indonesian carrier would take an equally dominating role in Etihad’s flights to the East.

"Through Abu Dhabi international airport, the Garuda passengers have better access to more than 80 cities in 50 countries in Europe, North America, Middle East and Africa,” said Satar.

Under the terms of the code-share agreement, Garuda's “GA” code will be shown on Etihad’s flights from Jakarta to 31 destinations in the Gulf, Levant, Africa, Europe and North America. Meanwhile Etihad’s “EY” code will be written on Garuda services on Jakarta-Denpasar and Jakarta-Kuala for tickets.