As well as expanding their networks, the airlines will cooperate on frequent flyer programmes
Emirates and Garuda Indonesia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a codeshare partnership between both airlines.
The new partnership will allow customers of both carriers to enjoy seamless connectivity on new routes across the Americas, Middle East, Africa and Europe.
In addition to the expansion of each airline’s networks, with travel made possible on a single ticket, Emirates and Garuda Indonesia will also explore opportunities to cooperate on their respective frequent flyer programmes, to enable customers of both airlines to earn and redeem loyalty points for reward tickets, upgrades and other exclusive benefits.
The codeshare agreement is expected to come into effect from January 2022, with customer benefits to include seamless booking, ticketing, baggage policy and check-through to the final destination in addition to travel benefits across 18 routes on both airlines’ networks.
Emirates chief commercial officer Adnan Kazim said: “We are pleased to forge a codeshare partnership with Garuda Indonesia to provide our customers with access to additional destinations in Indonesia, which also allows them to enjoy seamless connectivity to eight domestic destinations to and from Dubai, and to our global network through Jakarta, and three destinations through Denpasar.
“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.”
Garuda Indonesia president and CEO Irfan Setiaputra added: “Our partnership with Emirates gives their inbound passengers 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.
“This partnership is timely as countries start to reopen their borders for international flights and ease travel restrictions. It will also help open up many opportunities for Indonesian trade and tourism.”
Tickets can be purchased online via Emirates’ website or through Emirates’ local sales offices and travel agents for travel starting from 2 January 2022.
Emirates currently has codeshare cooperation agreements in place with 21 airline partners and two rail companies around the world.
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