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SIA, Garuda expand codeshare agreement

Singapore Airlines and Garuda Indonesia have started codesharing on each other’s flights between Singapore and Jakarta, five years after the pair last expanded their codeshare agreements.

With the 15 April announcement, both carriers will now place their code on each other’s flights to three Indonesian destinations — the other two are Denpasar (Bali) and Surabaya.

The two airlines started codesharing 2010, starting with Denpasar (Bali), before expanding to services between Singapore and Surabaya in 2014.

SIA and Garuda operate 175 weekly scheduled services between both countries.

Both carriers each operate nine flights daily between the Indonesian capital and Singapore.

SIA’s regional arm SilkAir places its code on Garuda’s flights from Singapore to Denpasar (Bali) and Surabaya. Garuda, meanwhile, places its code on SilkAir flights to other Indonesian cities such as Medan, Yogyakarta, as well as Balikpapan.

Garuda Indonesia director of commercial Pikri Ilham Kurniansyah says Singapore remains an “important market” for the carrier.

“South-east Asia is a very important region for Garuda Indonesia, while Singapore in particular is a key growth market,” he adds.

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