Garuda CEO Emirsyah Satar told (13-Feb-2012) CAPA the carrier's entry into SkyTeam has been delayed from 2012 until 1Q2013. Mr Satar said the carrier needs extra time to overhaul its IT systems. Mr Satar, in reference to the IT overhaul, said the carrier is "revamping everything", with a new Passenger Service Systems (PSS) the main component of the overhaul. He said it will soon select a vendor to supply the new PSS. [more - CAPA Anaysis]
Garuda's entry into SkyTeam to be delayed until 1Q2013: CEO
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