The agreement will enable Oman Air’s customers to book flights, operated by Garuda Indonesia, between Jakarta and Bali, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.
In turn, Garuda Indonesia’s customers will be able to book flights, operated by Oman Air, between Muscat and Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Jakarta or Salalah.
Announcing the new agreement, Abdulrahaman Al-Busaidy, Chief Operating Officer of Oman Air, commented :
“Oman Air is delighted to be partnering with Garuda Indonesia to offer customers of both airlines even greater choice and convenience.
“Garuda Indonesia shares Oman Air’s commitment to offering the highest quality of service and hospitality, aboard outstanding aircraft. Since the launch at the end of last year of Oman Air’s new service from Muscat to Jakarta, we have been delighted with our customers’ response and the new codeshare will enable them to travel further afield without booking with multiple airlines.
“Equally, Garuda Indonesia’s customers will now find that flying to Oman and exploring the Sultanate’s awe-inspiring beauty could be easier.
“Oman Air very much looks forward to welcoming Garuda Indonesia’s customers aboard our services and offering them the very best of authentic Omani hospitality.”
Garuda Indonesia Commercial Director, Handayani welcomed the new codeshare service with Oman Air, saying “This partnership will extend our network worldwide – especially to Oman and represents our commitment to “bring the world to Indonesia” by providing a seamless yet convenient connections between Oman and Indonesia. At the same time, the agreement is expected to boost trade and tourism activities by making Indonesia much more accessible for Oman visitor.” said Handayani.
“Moreover, through this partnership, we also offer greater choices and wider access flexibility for Oman visitor to several destinations served by Garuda Indonesia such as Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok which will be served with the award-winning service, “Garuda Indonesia Experience.”, she added.
Oman Air is currently engaged in an ambitious fleet and network expansion programme which will see the number of aircraft it operates increase to 50 by 2018, and to 70 by 2020. In addition it is launching new services to a range of exciting destinations, increasing frequencies on many of its established routes and improving connections at Muscat International Airport. The carrier launched new services to Jakarta and Manila in December 2014, and has just opened up new routes to Singapore and Goa.
Oman Air is the flagship carrier of the Sultanate of Oman and an Official 4 Star Airline (Skytrax 2011). Founded in 1993, the airline has since witnessed massive growth and has played a major role in making Muscat an important traffic hub in the Middle East, supporting the commercial, industrial and tourism sectors.
Oman Air’s commitment to quality, comfort and a seamless passenger experience has resulted in acclaim at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, including: Best Business Class Seat in the World (2011, 2012); Service Excellence, Middle East (2011); and Best Staff Service, Middle East (2014). The World Travel Awards have also honoured Oman Air with World’s Leading Airline – Economy Class 2014, Best Business Class Airline – Middle East 2014, and Best Economy Class Airline – Middle East 2013 and 2014.
More recently Oman Air won two awards at the World Travel Awards Middle East 2015, wherein the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman came top in the ‘Middle East’s Leading Airline – Business Class’ and ‘Middle East’s Leading Airline – Economy Class’ categories.
Presenting a new level of service excellence in air travel, Garuda Indonesia, the national airline of Indonesia, seamlessly connects 76 destinations worldwide to not only one of the largest economies in Southeast Asia, but also an array of exotic locations in the beautiful archipelago of Indonesia all at once. With close to 600 daily flights and a fleet of 169 aircraft with the average age of which is less than five years old, Garuda Indonesia proudly serves its passengers with the award-winning “Garuda Indonesia Experience” service, which highlights Indonesia’s warm hospitality and rich diverse culture.
The airline continuously strives, through its ongoing transformation program, to provide better and more convenient services with one of the youngest fleets in the sky, which should grow to around 185 aircraft by 2015. The progress of Garuda Indonesia’s transformation program can be seen from achieving a Skytrax’s 5-star airline rating, ranked as the 7th best airline in the world in the 2014, as well as winning the prestigious “The World’s Best Cabin Crew” award in 2014 and “The World’s Best Economy Class” award in 2013, also from Skytrax. Garuda Indonesia is a member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance with 20 members, providing access to an extensive global network with over 15,700 daily flights to 1,052 destinations in 177 countries.