Garuda Indonesia To Join SkyTeam March 2014

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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.

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Unfortunately, the 747 Executive Class seats are the old style with 46″ – 48″ seat pitch.

Bottom Line

Garuda Indonesia will expand the SkyTeam network in Southeast Asia.

Have you flown Garuda Indonesia? What did you think?

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Comments

  1. Do we have any idea when Delta will start allowing award bookings on Air Garuda Indonesia (often that happens before inclusion in alliance)…

  2. I wouldn’t fly Garuda even if I get it for free. They probably improved but Garuda is well known to have one of the world’s worst saafety records among national carriers. No, thank you!!!!!

  3. Flew GA Bali to Jogjakarta last summer. Impressed with the punctuality, service and experience. Would def fly over air Asia or lion air

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