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Garuda Indonesia

Garuda Indonesia has served as the country’s flag carrier for seven decades. With its headquarters in Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, it operates domestic and international flights and is the second-largest Indonesian airline by fleet size, behind the LCC Lion Air. (Featured image: Getty Images)

Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737 MAX 8
Photo: Kwok Ho Eddie Wong via Flickr
Airline Type:
Full Service Carrier
Year Founded:
Irfan Setiaputra
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Indonesia Plans Merger Of Garuda Indonesia, Citilink & Pelita Air

The three carriers currently hold a third of the Indonesian market.

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GE Aerospace Wins At Paris Air Show With Republic Airways And Garuda Indonesia

GE Aerospace reported a very successful third day at the Paris Air Show, striking deals with Riyadh Air, Republic Airways and Garuda Indonesia.

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Singapore Airlines & Garuda Indonesia Plan New Joint Venture To Boost Capacity

Both airlines are preparing for a significant uptick in travel demand after the pandemic.

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Garuda Indonesia To Lease Airbus A330-300 For Hajj Flights

Garuda Indonesia is increasing the capacity to Saudi Arabia to cater to Hajj pilgrims.

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Garuda Indonesia Poised For Direct Flights To Kazakhstan

The Indonesian flag carrier could open a transit hub at one of Kazakhstan's international airports for services into Europe and beyond.

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Garuda Indonesia Announces New Flight Schedule To Australia

The airline wants to provide greater schedule flexibility to passengers traveling between the two countries.

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Garuda Indonesia Celebrates Its 74th Anniversary

The carrier ranked as the most punctual for 2022 as it exited its restructuring.

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Etihad Expands Its Codeshare Agreement With Garuda Indonesia

The two carriers will double codeshare destinations and also partner on MRO, cargo, and crew training.

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China Boosts Indonesia Capacity Ahead Of G20 Summit

Flights between China and Indonesia have been increased in preparation for the G20 Summit.

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Garuda Indonesia Restarts Jakarta To Melbourne A330 Services

As Garuda Indonesia cautiously starts its financial redemption, services from Jakarta to Melbourne restart in November.

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Association of Asia Pacific Airlines Record An 800% Increase In Passengers In August

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines has recorded strong demand for August 2022, carrying 13.1 million passengers.

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Garuda Indonesia’s New Business Plan Could See It Remove First Class Seats

The airline has already retrofitted most of its long-haul fleet to remove first class seating.

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Garuda Indonesia Has Returned Its Only Boeing 737 MAX

Indonesia's flag carrier will trim its fleet as restructuring continues.

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Garuda Indonesia's Creditors To Lose Billions Following Bankruptcy Court Decision

A key court decision in Jakarta on Monday sees Garuda Indonesia live to fly another day but it has cost the airlines' creditors billions of dollars.

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Two Key Trends Reshaping Indonesia's Domestic Aviation Market

Garuda Indonesia is now sidelined by the dominant Lion Group in Indonesia's domestic aviation market, tipped to be the world's 4th largest by 2030.

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Largely Inactive: The Garuda Indonesia Fleet In 2022

Most of Garuda Indonesia's fleet is inactive.

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Deadly Rejected Takeoff: The Crash Of Garuda Indonesia Flight 865

The story of Garuda Indonesia Flight 865.

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What Will Garuda Indonesia Look Like After Its Restructuring?

Suddenly, Garuda's restructuring process is gathering pace as deadlines loom. What will Garuda Indonesia look like when it comes out the other end?

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Garuda Indonesia Plots A Virtual Return To The United States

Garuda Indonesia is eyeing a return to the United States via a proposed codeshare agreement with Singapore Airlines

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Indonesia's Pelita Air Plans To Launch Jakarta-Yogyakarta Flights

The state-owned carrier made its return to the scheduled commercial market last month.