Etihad signs codeshare deal with Garuda Indonesia

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has signed a new codeshare agreement with the Indonesian flag carrier Garuda Indonesia. The agreement, which comes into effect on Oct. 28 is the airline’s 42nd codeshare. In the first phase of the partnership, Etihad will place its “EY”code on Garuda Indonesia’s services between Jakarta and Denpasar (Bali), and Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. Subject to regulatory approval, Garuda Indonesia will place its “GA”code on Etihad Airways flights from Jakarta to up to 31 destinations in the GCC, Levant, Africa, Europe and North America. Subject to regulatory approval, the airlines plan to expand the scope of the agreement to include more destinations in each other’s network and offer customer benefits such as frequent flyer program reciprocity and airport lounge access. Pictured, Etihad Airways president and chief executive officer James Hogan (l) and Garuda Indonesia president and CEO Emirsyah Satar (c) were joined by Indonesia’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates HE Salman Al Farisi (r) and cabin crew from both airlines at the signing of the airlines’ codeshare agreement. (