Garuda Indonesia and China Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will help the Garuda’s ongoing network development and offer better value to customers.
The deal, signed by President Director & CEO Garuda Indonesia, Emirsyah Satar and China Airlines’ President, Huang-Hsiang Sun, at a recent ceremony in Bali. The arrangement will cover code share agreements and promotional activities to increase traffic between the two countries, network expansion and other forms of commercial co-operations.
Initially both airlines agreed to begin code-sharing on the Jakarta-Taipei and Denpasar-Taipei services, flying once daily and using A330 and B744, on each respective route. China Airlines acts as the operating party (the airline flying the route), while Garuda Indonesia’s role as the marketing party allows it to sell 45 seats per day on the Denpasar-Taipei (vv) route, and 30 seats on the Jakarta-Taipei (vv) service. Code sharing on the Jakarta-Taipei (vv.) route has been in operation from as far back as 1991. Meanwhile, the Denpasar-Taipei (vv) route has operated on a code sharing basis since 1995.