Singapore, 15 February 2016 As a part of the company synergy, for the very first time Garuda Indonesia Group join Singapore Airshow 2016, the Asia’s largest aerospace and defence event. In the ninth participation, this year is the first participation as Garuda Indonesia Group, in which during previous years the event was participated only by one of Garuda’s subsidiary, Garuda Maintenance Facility AeroAsia.
President & CEO Garuda Indonesia, M. Arif Wibowo, states that the presence of Garuda Indonsia Group in Singapore Airshow 2016 is inline with its “Group Synergy” program as the company’s strategic plan in 2016.
“We, Garuda Indonesia Group, is delighted to show up globally, presenting our business synergy as an entity action to provide our service excellence to all customers through each of company’s strength and main business” Arif added.
The presence of Garuda Indonesia Group in Singapore Airshow 2016 is a group synergy’s strategy to develop the brand image which expected to elaborate the potential business, to enhance the business relation with stakeholders, and to boost up the awareness to Garuda Indonesia Group’s strategic role as Indonesia’s trade envoy in international level.
In the Singapore Airshow 2016, Garuda Indonesia Group – through Garuda Maintenance Facility AeroAsia – looks to several short-term and long-term business contract with value targetted up to USD 100 milions.
Singapore Airshow is one out of three prestigious airshow in the world besides Farnborough Airshow and Paris Airshow. During the airshow, Garuda Indonesia Group will held several partnership and business deal signing, including announcement of attainment; which expected to promote and stregthen Garuda Indonesia Group’s value in global market.
Garuda Indonesia currently has 6 subsidiaries with diverse business sectors as follow :
- Garuda Maintenance Facility AeroAsia, specialized in integrated aircraft maintenance, including engine and aircraft components repair service;
- Citilink, a low cost carrier (LCC) airline projected for budget traveller;
- Aerowisata, specialized in hospitality, transportation, catering and travel agent service;
- Gapura, specialized in ground handling service, supoorted by cargo and warehousing service;
- Asyst, specialized in IT and consultation service;
- Abacus – which now has transformed to Sabre Travel Network Indonesia – specialized in technology provider service for global travel and tourism.
As part of the fleet revitalization program, throughout 2016, the Garuda Indonesia Group will receive 16 new aircraft in total; 1 Boeing 777-300ER, 4 Airbus A330-300, 4 ATR72-600, and also 8 Airbus A320 to be operated by Citilink. By the end of 2016, Garuda Indonesia Group will operate a total of 188 aircraft; 144 aircraft for Garuda Indonesia and 44 aircraft for Citilink.
To continue its positive growth reached by the “Quick Wins” program in 2015, in 2016 Garuda Indonesia is to execute a “Sky Beyond” strategy for short-term company expansion program, which is focused on three ‘core strategies’ as in company group synergy, effectiveness and efficiency, and service enhancement to accelerate company achievement and performance.
BENNY S. BUTARBUTAR
VP CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
PT GARUDA INDONESIA (PERSERO) TBK.