SkyTeam will welcome it’s 20th member airline in 2014. The addition of Garuda Indonesia will expand the Southeast Asian footprint. And they will operate First Class exclusively in their 777-300 aircraft in a 1-2-1 configuration. You can see the new seats in their 777 video below.
SkyTeam confirms that it will welcome Garuda Indonesia as its 20th member in March, 2014. The national airline of Indonesia, Garuda will be SkyTeam’s second member from Southeast Asia.
“Garuda Indonesia’s domestic and growing international network will give SkyTeam a footprint in Indonesia, as we strengthen our presence in the Southeast Asia region,” said Michael Wisbrun. “Garuda has worked hard to meet the membership criteria required by SkyTeam, including implementing a new IT platform, and we look forward to welcoming the airline in March next year.”
Garuda Indonesia’s domestic route map is below.
Garuda Indonesia’s international route map is below. Note: some of these are code shares.
Fleet & Seating
Garuda operates Boeing and Airbus planes.
- BOEING 777-300 – 1 in fleet
- BOEING 747-400 – 2 in fleet
- AIRBUS A330-300 – 6 in fleet
- AIRBUS A330-200 – 10 in fleet
- BOEING 737-800 NG – 57 in fleet
- BOEING 737-300 – 3 in fleet
- BOEING 737-500 – 5 in fleet
- CRJ 1000 NexGen – 2 in fleet
The new Executive Class looks great. But it is important to know that the new seats are available on the A330-300 in flat-bed and lie-flat on the older A330-200 in a 2-2-2 configuration.
Unfortunately, the 747 Executive Class seats are the old style with 46″ – 48″ seat pitch.
Garuda Indonesia will expand the SkyTeam network in Southeast Asia.
Have you flown Garuda Indonesia? What did you think?