New Singapore/Indonesia travel options are expected following the announcement by Garuda Indonesia (GA) and Singapore Airlines (SIA) to enter into a joint venture arrangement.
today announced plans that would deepen the cooperation between the two carriers, increase passenger capacity between Singapore and Indonesia, and offer customers more travel options between the two countries.
Singapore/Indonesia travel: joint venture planned
Subject to regulatory approvals, the proposed joint venture will cover routes between Singapore and Denpasar, Jakarta, and Surabaya. This will expand on the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two airlines in November 2021.
The MOU allows Garuda Indonesia and Singapore Airlines to potentially coordinate schedules between Singapore and Indonesia, offering customers more seamless flight connectivity between the two countries and beyond. The carriers are also exploring the implementation of new initiatives, including joint fare products and an alignment of corporate programmes to enhance the value proposition to customers.
There has already been more than a decade of collaboration between these two national flag carriers and this joint venture agreement will help bring about a seamless and valuable flying experience customers of both.
…. The joint venture agreement is also a part of our effort to improve our company’s performance through our network strategy by optimising our network through partnership with our strategic airline partners, especially Singapore Airlines. Irfan Setiaputra
He added that the relationship is hoped to strengthen tourist flows between Indonesia and Singapore, making it easier for international tourists to create their personal journey through South East Asia.
…. This joint venture will be a win-win arrangement that elevates the long-standing partnership between Garuda Indonesia and Singapore Airlines. It reflects our firm commitment to grow the aviation markets in Indonesia and Singapore, facilitating a greater level of business and people connections and promoting both countries as regional tourism destinations. Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Airlines