Japan Airlines and Garuda Indonesia have signed
a strategic partnership agreement.
Effective 28 October 2018, the two
airlines will start offering codeshare flights on select routes
between Japan and Indonesia, and on domestic flights operated by
Garuda Indonesia and Japan Airlines, respectively.
Garuda Indonesia will also offer codeshare
flights on select transpacific routes operated by Japan Airlines.
Garuda Indonesia President & CEO, Pahala N.
Mansury, said, "We are pleased to announce this partnership with
JAL which will further extend our network not only to Japan, but
also to US. Japan is one of important market for Indonesia and
through this partnership we can offer more travel options for the
increasing number of passengers traveling between the two
countries and beyond Japan. At the same time, the partnership is
expected to boost trade and tourism activities by making Indonesia
much more accessible for Japan visitors. This partnership is
believed to offer a unique advantage for Garuda Indonesia's
passengers who will enjoy JAL's unparalleled services including
check-through service, lounge access, in-flight meal and other
In addition to the codeshare cooperation, in
which JAL and Garuda Indonesia aim to expand the applicable routes
in the near future, the carriers will look to develop the
partnership in various areas, including the enhancement of their
frequent flyer programs and ultimately pursue a joint business
structure in their respective market.
Applicable Routes on Garuda Indonesia
International Flights: Jakarta-Haneda, Denpasar-Narita
Flights: Jakarta-Yogyakarta, Jakarta-Surabaya
Applicable Routes on Japan Airlines
International Flights: Narita-Jakarta, Narita-New York, Narita-Los
Domestic Flights: Haneda-New Chitose,
"Indonesia is well known for its warm
hospitality and rich diverse culture," said Yuji Akasaka, President
of Japan Airlines. "We look forward to the partnership with Garuda
Indonesia, who continuously strives through its transformation
program and has achieved a 5-star Airline rating by Skytrax. I
truly believe we can provide our mutual customers the highest
level of service, which excels the industry standard."