IATA AGM 2013: Garuda plans to upgrade Jakarta-Abu Dhabi service daily
Garuda Indonesia CEO Emirsyah Satar told (04-Jun-2013) CAPA on the sidelines of the IATA annual general meeting in Cape Town that the carrier plans to upgrade its Abu Dhabi service to daily to support connections with codeshare partner Etihad Airways. Garuda launched four weekly flights on the Jakarta-Abu Dhabi-Amsterdam route in Dec-2012 while withdrawing service on the Jakarta-Dubai-Amsterdam route. At the same time Garuda began codesharing with Etihad on Jakarta-Abu Dhabi as well as to beyond destinations in Europe and the Middle East. Mr Satar says Garuda for now will not increase capacity to Amsterdam or launch a nonstop Amsterdam service. Instead the three additional weekly Abu Dhabi flights will terminate in Abu Dhabi. Etihad also operates one daily flight between Jakarta and Abu Dhabi, according to Innovata data.