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Garuda Indonesia signs codeshare MoU with Emirates; New flights to Israel added by Emirates

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Garuda CRJ aircraft in Indonesia. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Emirates and Garuda Indonesia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a partnership code partnership between the two airlines. The new partnership enables Emirates and Garuda to offer connections on new lines across the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. In addition to expanding the network width of each airline, with single-ticket travel, Emirates and Garuda Indonesia will also consider opportunities to collaborate on their frequent flyer programs to allow customers of both airlines to earn and redeem loyalty points for rewards, upgrades and other exclusive benefits.

Subject to required regulatory approvals, the Code Sharing Agreement is expected to take effect from January 2022, with customer benefits including smooth booking, ticketing, one baggage policy and entry to the final destination in addition to 18-line travel benefits on both. Airlines networks.

Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer of the Emirates said: “We are pleased to establish a partnership code partnership with Garuda Indonesia to provide our customers with access to additional destinations in Indonesia, which also allows them to enjoy smooth and convenient connectivity to eight local destinations from Dubai to our global network via Jakarta, Indonesia is an important market for Emirates and our partnership with Garuda Indonesia is a testament to Emirates’ commitment to continually strengthen our network and complete our offering. “K-in, checking bags and boarding at every stage of their journey, all with a single ticket. We look forward to working with Garuda Indonesia and nurturing the relationship to bring more important benefits to our customers and their travel experience.”

Europe Stiputra, President and CEO of Garuda Indonesia said: “We are pleased to announce our partnership with Emirates that gives their incoming passengers smooth access to top Indonesia travel destinations connected to Garuda’s local network. Outgoing Garuda passengers will also benefit from this commonality as it gives them access to a wider range of destinations serving the Emirates. This partnership comes at a time when countries are likely to start reopening their borders to international flights and easing their travel restrictions. It will also help open up many opportunities for Indonesia’s trade and tourism activities, “he added.

Under the code-sharing agreement, Emirates customers will be able to connect to and from Denpasar (DPS), Surabaya (SUB), Makasser (UPG), Balicapafen (BPN), Mendo (MDC), Medan (MES), Padang (PDG) and Solo Airports ( SOC) on flights operated by Garuda Indonesia from Jakarta (CGK), to Dubai and beyond with a single ticket. In addition, routes linking Danpassar (DPS) with Surabaya (SUB) and Makasser (UPG) will be available. Garuda Indonesia will also add its marketing code for flights on eight routes operated by Emirates, including between Dubai and Jakarta (CGK), Denpasar (DPS), Bahrain (BAH), Moscow (DME), Johannesburg (JNB), Cairo (CAI) )) London (LHR) and Manchester (MAN).

Emirates launches new flights to Israel
Emirates has announced that it will launch a non-stop daily flight between Dubai and Tel Aviv, Israel, starting December 6. The move comes as the UAE and Israel continue to develop greater economic cooperation to drive growth in a variety of sectors, in addition to increasing trade flows between the two countries. With the new daily flights, Israeli travelers will be able to connect to Dubai, and via Dubai to Emirates’ global route network of more than 120 destinations. Flight times to / from Tel Aviv will offer travelers easy access to major leisure destinations beyond Dubai such as Thailand, the Indian Ocean Islands and South Africa, among others.

The new flights feature convenient inbound links to Tel Aviv from close to 30 Emirates destinations across Australia, the United States, Brazil, Mexico, India and South Africa, all home to some of the largest Jewish communities in the world. Travelers from the United States who wish to stop in Dubai before embarking on their next trip to Tel Aviv can take advantage of the Dubai Stop Over package, which includes world-class hotel stays, tours and other activities.

The airline will deploy its modern Boeing 777-300ER in a three-class configuration, and will offer first-class private suites, business-class flat seats and spacious economy-class seats to serve customers on the line between Dubai and Tel Aviv. Daily flights are scheduled to depart from Dubai as EK931 at 14:50, and arrive at Ben Gurion Airport at 16:25 local time. The return flight EK 932 will depart from Tel Aviv at 18:25, and will arrive in Dubai at 23:25 local time.

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