Saturday, January 28, 2012

Garuda Indonesia , The Indonesia's national Airline

Garuda Indonesia is Indonesia's national Airline. Garuda Indonesia had its beginnings in the Indonesian war of independence against the Dutch in the late 1940s, when Garuda flew special transports with a Douglas DC-3. 26 January 1949 is generally recognized as the airline's founding date, at which time the airline was known as "Garuda Indonesian Airways". Government-owned airline Garuda Indonesia flies passengers and cargo to more than 44 destinations, split evenly between domestic and international markets (Asia/Pacific region and Europe). From its hubs in Jakarta and Denpasar, the carrier operates a fleet of about 70 aircraft, consisting mainly of Boeing models. Its low-fare CitiLink affiliate serves about half a dozen Indonesian locations. Garuda extends its international network via code-sharing relationships with several carriers. (Code-sharing allows airlines to sell tickets on one another's flights and offer passengers service to additional destinations.) Subsidiaries provide catering and travel services, aircraft maintenance and ground handling.

Garuda Indonesia operates a fleet of 49 aircrafts serving various domestic and international destinations across the Asia-pacific region and the Middle East The airline also operates a number of airline related subsidiaries in the tourism and hospitality (Aerowisata), computerised reservation system (Abacus Distribution Systems), travel and transportation IT service provider (Lufthansa Systems Indonesia) as well as in the airline maintenance (Garuda Maintenance Facility AeroAsia) businesses that in total employs more than 5,900 staff. In 2006, Garuda Indonesia offered over 39,000 flights and carried more than 9 million passengers.

A poor record of the incident that occurred in Jogjakarta in 2007 ago, making this airline together with several other Indonesian airlines, was banned for safety reasons according to flying routes of Europe. After improvement process is quite significant, ban flies in europe finally clear out in 2009. In 2008, Garuda Indonesia obtaining certification of the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) of IATA, which means the airline Garuda Indonesia has met the requirements of standard "best practice" in the field of flight operations, aircraft maintenance and aviation safety management systems. And in 2010, Garuda Indonesia successfully received an award from Skytrax, an Independent Audit Institutions based in London. This award is a four star airline certificate (4-Star Airline Skytrax).

Garuda Indonesia currently has 1 head office and eight management areas which manage 49 branch offices, namely:

1. Areas of western Indonesians who runs 14 branch offices in Jakarta, Bandung, Banda Aceh, Medan, Batam, Padang, Pekanbaru, Palembang, Yogyakarta, Solo, Semarang, Pangkal Pinang, Tanjung karang, Jambi.
2. Areas of Eastern Indonesia, which runs 18 branch offices in Surabaya, Denpasar, Makassar, Manado, Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, Palangkaraya, Pontianak. Mataram, Jayapura, Biak, Timika, Malang, Kupang, Ternate, Kendall, Palu, Ambon.
3. Areas of Asia which manages three branch offices in Singapore. Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok.
4. Area Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. which manages eight branch offices in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Seoul, Canton, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai.
5. South West Pacific Area which manages three branch offices in Sydney. Perth, Melbourne.
8. Europe and Middle East Area which manages three branch offices in Jeddah, Riyadh, Amsterdam.


All Garuda's aircraft are maintained by GMF AeroAsia. After the arrival of the six Airbus A330-200 aircraft since 2009 Garuda still expects 8 more Airbus A330-200 and 10 Boeing 777-300ERs to join its widebody fleet by 2016. The Boeing customer code for Garuda Indonesia is U3. Currently, the airline is utilising the Airbus A330-200s on its route to Amsterdam, East Asian and Australian flights originating from Jakarta, Boeing 747-400s on their Middle Eastern routes, Airbus A330-300s for most of their Australian and East Asian routes originating from Bali, Boeing 737-800s on most domestic and regional routes and on the Perth to Denpasar International route and the Boeing 737 Classics on domestic sectors. As of 9 January 2012, the Garuda Indonesia fleet averages 7.1 years of age with the following aircraft:

Once the Boeing 777-300ERs enter service, they will be used on the planned non-stop European and US flights. The airline also plan to acquire 18 Sub-100 seater aircraft to serve secondary domestic airports beginning this year. Visit the natural beauty of Indonesia, and fly with Garuda.

Garuda Office Worldwide (2006)
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And for further information , visit the official website of Garuda Indonesia at

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