Garuda Indonesia is the first national carrier to join SkyTeam. With Garuda Indonesia’s domestic and growing international network, the airline’s presence in the Southeast Asia Region will continue to develop its already-established strength. With the alliance, Garuda Indonesia is looking forward to being connected to more than 1,000 destinations worldwide. The service will be available starting in March 2014.
This alliance of some of the world’s most renowned airlines is ready to expand its scope in South East Asia through Garuda Indonesia. By welcoming the biggest Indonesian airline as an addition to the alliance, SkyTeam is expanding the destinations in its network to major cities in Indonesia, including Surabaya, Denpasar and Medan. Not only will the members of this global alliance gain access to more destinations, but also to more frequencies and connectivity.
Benefit to Customers:
While SkyTeam does not have a separate program, a member of the frequent flyer program of any airline in the alliance can earn and redeem frequent flyer miles on all SkyTeam carriers through that account.
A customer with a connecting flight (or more) will love the complimentary access to most SkyTeam partner lounges all over the world. A SkyTeam Elite Plus member is even allowed to bring a guest into the lounge.
Priority services in terms of check-in areas, ticket/transfer desks, baggage drop-off, boarding, baggage handling etc. at all SkyTeam-served airports worldwide. By uniting the most exclusive airport benefits of all SkyTeam alliance members into one, a top customer will receive a consistent red-carpet treatment.
A planner designed for a customer to enjoy more flexibility and savings during the trip. The customer can travel the globe with our all member airlines and benefit from SkyTeam’s extensive 1,000-destination network. Go Round the World spares the customer the trouble of building itinerary before determining a schedule for visiting multiple cities in one trip.
A Skyteam customer is guaranteed fast and smooth transfers between flights as the alliance now offers more than 15,000 daily flights to 1,052 destinations in 178 countries from the best hubs in the world.
With more than 2,100 SkyTeam ticket offices worldwide, not to mention the SkyTeam partners' websites, a customer will find information regarding Skyteam more accessible. Therefore, reservation process is now more convenient to experience, since worldwide passengers can go to any of the SkyTeam partners for assistance.