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Garuda Indonesia Flight Guide
Garuda Indonesia History
Since its founding in 1949, Garuda Indonesia has grown to become the flag carrier of the Southeast Asian country. Garuda Indonesia has its main hub just outside of the capital, Jakarta. It conducts heavy operations out of 4 other international airports as well.
Although Garuda Indonesia has not been a member of any alliance, in 2014 it is signing on with SkyTeam. The airline operates some 94 planes to 56 destinations both national and international.
Why fly Garuda Indonesia?
In 2008 Garuda Indonesia received its main safety badge from the IATA. That means that it has joined the ranks of international carriers on an official first-tier basis. The airline is today a high-class carrier with awards to prove it.
Garuda Indonesia also has a special frequent flyer rewards program. This loyalty program is called Garuda Frequent Flyer. It functions just as other programs of this type, whereby passengers gain miles per miles flown, cabin class purchased, and purchasing price. These miles can be redeemed for free tickets, upgrades and other perks. The levels are Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Garuda Indonesia has a special deal with Korean Air, but once it joined SkyTeam, its clients will benefit from many more shared rewards.
Garuda Indonesia Flight Destinations
Garuda Indonesia serves many destinations within Indonesia as well as in Australia and Japan. The airline has regular service to several European countries as well, including Austria, France, Belgium, Switzerland, the UK and Russia, among others. They fly to the United States and New Zealand. In the region, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, China, Bahrain, Brunei and Cambodia are served as well as several more hubs.
Garuda Indonesia’s main subsidiary airline is Citilink, which connects passengers with many other, smaller destinations. In addition, the codeshare agreements that Garuda Indonesia has established involve airlines such as Delta, Vietnam Airlines, Gulf Air, Aeromexico, Finnair, Saudia, Turkish Airlines and KLM.
On Board Garuda Indonesia
Economy class on Garuda Indonesia flights is marked by the very appealing AVOD entertainment system. The seats are standard and comfortable, and the personal screens equipped with this on-demand technology make in-flight experiences fly by. There are welcome drinks, newspapers and complimentary snacks and drinks. Meals are served on longer flights as well.
Business Class Flights
The Business Class on Garuda Indonesia planes is called “Executive”. The seats can be fully reclined and laid flat for ultimate comfort. All the connectivity a business traveler can hope for is available. The inflight entertainment is likewise AVOD, with thousands of options to choose from. Different aircraft are equipped with different seating arrangements. Check the website for more info.
There is also the First Class seating option, wherein all services are upgraded, from the meal and wine selection to the seat and privacy. First Class passengers are catered to by a personal chef as well.
Garuda Indonesia Lounges
The main lounge of the airline is called the Garuda Executive Lounge, and is available to Business Class and First Class passengers. Certain member tiers of the loyalty program can also access the benefits of the lounges. These are located at all the major and secondary hubs in Indonesia. Where there is not a lounge internationally, members can use those of Korean Air. Once the SkyTeam deal goes through, many more lounges with be available.
Garuda Indonesia’s website can be found at www.garuda-indonesia.com. One can learn all there is about the in-flight experience. Online booking is of course available, and the mileage program accounts can be accessed here as well. One should check regularly for special discount flight offers.
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