Garuda Indonesia entry into SkyTeam rescheduled to early 2014
Garuda Indonesia’s entry into SkyTeam membership is rescheduled to early 2014, according to SkyTeam managing director Michael Wisbrun (alternativeairlines.com, 11-Jun-2012). Garuda’s membership into SkyTeam was originally announced in 2011 however it has been delayed due to the incompatibility of its existing reservations system. Integration with existing member airlines’ IT systems is a requirement for an airline to join the alliance. Garuda Indonesia plans to adopt the Amadeus Altea reservations platform as part of its “Quantum Leap” investment programme which will allow it to join the alliance.