Garuda Indonesia Continues Transformation with Amadeus Alta

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 25 April 2012

[HD video below] Garuda Indonesia is to transform its passenger service processes with the introduction of the Amadeus Alta Customer Management Solution to manage its domestic and international reservations, inventory and departure control processes.

Director of Marketing and Sales Garuda Indonesia, M. Arif Wibowo, said choosing Amadeus as a key technology partner is part of the Garuda Indonesia Quantum Leap programme, which has seen the airline modernise and expand its fleet with new A330 and Boeing 737-800 aircraft [see video below], relaunch services to Europe and also announce its intention to join the SkyTeam global alliance.

Upgrading to Amadeus cutting-edge technology will enable us to further enhance our existing customer service offering, introduce more automation and flexibility for our customers and help us refine our customer-facing business processes. Today, technology is a critical component of an airlines infrastructure, and the Amadeus Alta system will ensure we remain competitive with world-class airlines in the region, said M. Arif Wibowo.

The Amadeus Alta suite will replace the airlines existing reservations system, Arga, which has been in use since 1997. Amadeus and Garuda will now embark on between 18 24 month migration project that will see the airline implement the system by 2014. The project includes the training of 6000 personnel around the world, the integration of over 36 systems and the migration of more than 12 millions bookings.

The tourism and airline industry in Indonesia continues to have one of the fastest growth rates in Asia Pacific, with both domestic and international travel increasing every year. Garuda is in a phase of aggressive growth (increased revenue 56% year-on-year in 2011) and having the latest technology is critical to ensure that Garuda can deliver the most streamlined customer experience possible and have a sound, robust technology infrastructure to support this rapid growth, added Arif.

An important driver behind Garudas decision to move to the Amadeus Alta suite was joining the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Alta, a community platform for airlines, will enable closer integration between its partner airlines, delivering improved revenues and enabling a seamless customer experience across alliance members. With Alta, Garuda will be able to immediately share availability, fares, customer and booking information with other SkyTeam alliance partners.

Interior and Exterior Tour of New Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737-800 NG

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