Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed Skytrax 4-star airline, and Garuda Indonesia, the flag carrier of Indonesia, entered a codeshare agreement today to provide travellers with enhanced connections in the Asia-Pacific region.
Under the partnership, passengers of Hong Kong Airlines will enjoy enhanced access to Indonesia, with Hong Kong Airlines’ “HX” code being placed on Garuda Indonesia’ twice-daily flights between Hong Kong and Jakarta from 15 June 2015. Meanwhile, Garuda Indonesia places its “GA” code on Hong Kong Airlines’ twice-daily flights between Hong Kong and Denpasar, allowing business and leisure travellers of Garuda Indonesia to fly directly between the two cities.
Tickets under the codeshare agreement for travel period from today onwards can be purchased via travel agents or through the airlines’ sales offices and call centers.
Mr. Li Dianchun, Commercial Director of Hong Kong Airlines, said: “We are very glad to start the partnership with Garuda Indonesia, which marks a new milestone for Hong Kong Airlines in its network expansion. With the two codeshare daily flights to Jakarta added on top of the three daily flights to Denpasar, Hong Kong Airlines now offers a total of 5 flight services daily between Hong Kong and Indonesia. While at the same time, I believe the codeshare will benefit passengers from both airlines as more travel options are available under the codeshare.”
Garuda Indonesia Commercial Director, Handayani, also commented, “We are pleased to announce this partnership with Hong Kong Airlines which extends our network even further within the Asia Pacific region especially for our flight to Hongkong.” Handayani added, “Hong Kong is an important market for Indonesia and through this partnership we can offer more travel options to our respective customers for more convenient schedules and seamless travel between two cities. The agreement also expected to boost trade and tourism activities by making Indonesia much more accessible for Hong Kong visitors”.