(29 Nov 2021)
 
Garuda Indonesia has signed a Memorandum of
Understanding with Singapore Airlines to
explore a wide-ranging commercial partnership.

The scope of the collaboration includes the
potential alignment of frequent flyer programmes, joint marketing
activities, and initiatives to promote inbound tourism into
Indonesia, subject to regulatory approval.

Both partners are also
committed to finding new growth opportunities in the air freight
segment, as well as cooperation in maintenance, repair, and
overhaul (MRO) activities.

Garuda Indonesia and Singapore Airlines aircraft. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com

The agreement was inked by Garuda Indonesia
President and Chief Executive Officer Irfan Setiaputra and SIA
Chief Executive Officer Goh Choon Phong on 26 November 2021 and
coincides with the upcoming launch of a quarantine-free Vaccinated
Travel Lane (VTL) between Indonesia and Singapore on 29 November
2021.

Mr Goh Choon Phong, said, “Singapore Airlines and Garuda Indonesia
have a strong and long-standing relationship, reflecting the warm
and robust bilateral ties between Singapore and Indonesia, as well
as the close connections between the people of the two countries.
This agreement allows us to leverage on the strengths of both
partners to provide our customers with a greater array of choices,
as well as an enhanced and more seamless travel journey. It would
also enable us to work closely together to support initiatives
that facilitate and grow tourism and economic activity as borders
reopen.”

Garuda and SIA reactivated their air
connectivity partnership arrangement between Singapore and Bali,
Jakarta, and Surabaya on 1 October 2021.

Garuda
commenced flights network connectivity on SIA’s services to London
on the same day, and will codeshare on SIA’s flights to Mumbai
from 1 January 2022, subject to regulatory approval.

Additional airline connectivity partnerships to
points in both airlines’ networks will be explored to support
increased air connectivity to Indonesia and Singapore, as well as
the wider Southeast Asia region.

Mr Irfan Setiaputra, said, “I hope that the commercial cooperation between
the two airlines will create a more comfortable and safer travel
experience for passengers amid the increasing air traffic between
countries. Both airlines carry the same mission in this
cooperation, which is to support the strengthening of bilateral
cooperation between Indonesia and Singapore. We are committed to
supporting the acceleration of economic and tourism recovery by
participating in ensuring the readiness of air transport
infrastructure, particularly in anticipation of the Vaccinated
Travel Lane (VTL) program between Indonesia and Singapore.”


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