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Garuda Indonesia prepares for low cost onslaught


Composed of over 17,000 islands, of which some 6,000 are inhabited, and with a fast growing population now exceeding 240 million, Indonesia is a country with a very strong natural requirement for air services. Since the Indonesian Government set out some years ago to liberalise the country’s air services arrangements, not surprisingly there has been rapid growth in the number of Indonesian-based airlines operating both domestic and international services, and a massive uptake of flight opportunities by Indonesia’s people. This has created fresh challenges, and opportunities, for national carrier, Garuda Indonesia. [2962 words]

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  • Domestic traffic falls 5.4% in 2008
  • a) Domestic market
  • Lion Air’s rapid expansion continues
  • Mandala focuses on efficiencies
  • b) International market
  • Indonesia AirAsia busily expanding international network
  • Garuda striking back
  • Some help along the way
  • Garuda’s “Quantum Leap" – a high growth, high risk strategy
  • Garuda’s IPO to become a reality? More government cash – and a cornerstone partner - needed

Graphs and data:

  • Indonesia total network capacity on international and domestic routes: Jan-Aug 01 to Jan-Aug 09
  • Indonesian airlines’ domestic passenger numbers (mill): 2008
  • LCC capacity share (seats) of Indonesian domestic market (%): 2001 to 2009
  • Mandala Airlines’ route network: Sep-2009
  • LCC Capacity Share – Indonesian International Services
  • AirAsia Group international operations to/from Indonesian cities: As at Sep-2009
  • Garuda Indonesia operating profit margin and net profit margin: 2004 to 2008
  • Garuda Indonesia passenger and passenger load factor: 2004 to 2008'
  • Garuda’s 2014 ‘Quantum Leap’ Programme highlights
  • Garuda Indonesia fleet delivery schedule
  • Garuda fleet in service and on order: Sep-2009
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