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|Founded||26 January 1949|
|Frequent-flyer program||Garuda Frequent Flyer|
|Airport lounge||Garuda Indonesia Executive Lounge|
|Fleet size||82 (+79 orders)|
|Destinations||52 (34 Domestic,18 International)|
|Company slogan||Fly Ever Higher|
|Parent company||Government of the Republic of Indonesia|
|Headquarters||Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia
PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (IDX: GIAA), publicly known as Garuda Indonesia, is the flag carrier of Indonesia. It is named after the mystical giant bird Garuda of Hinduism and Buddhist mythology. According to the sacred texts of Hinduism and Hindu mythology, Garuda is the carrier of the God Vishnu; a representation of Garuda appears in the National Emblem of Indonesia, Garuda Pancasila.
It is headquartered at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, near Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. Most Garuda Indonesia shares are owned by the Indonesian government; the airline employs 5,808 staff (as of December 2010). In 2012, Garuda Indonesia value is Rp18 trillion ($1.9 billion), the second in Southeast Asia after Singapore Airlines.
The airline's main hub is Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, and the airline also has a hub at Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali and Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport, Makassar. The airline flies to a number of destinations in Southeast Asia, East Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Australia. It also previously flew to several destinations in North America. In June 2007, Garuda, along with all Indonesian airlines, was banned from flying to the EU. However, this ban was lifted in July 2009. In May 2008, Garuda Indonesia received its IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and in 2010 for the second time (consecutive).
Garuda Indonesia had its beginnings in the Indonesian war of independence against the Dutch in the late 1940s, when Garuda flew special transports with a Douglas DC-3. 26 January 1949 is generally recognized as the airline's founding date, at which time the airline was known as "Garuda Indonesian Airways." The first aircraft was a DC-3 known as Seulawah (Acehnese: "Gold Mountain") and was purchased for a sum of 120,000 Malayan dollars, which was provided by the people of Aceh (notably local merchants). During the revolution, the airline supported Indonesian interests, such as carrying Indonesian leaders for diplomatic missions. Now, a chartered Garuda Indonesia Airbus A330-300 is used by the President of Indonesia for presidential travels.
The Burmese government helped the airline significantly during its beginnings. The country's national airline, Union of Burma Airways, often chartered this DC-3 for its own flights. Accordingly, upon Garuda's formal joint incorporation with KLM on 31 March 1950, the airline presented the Burmese government with a DC-3. By 1953, the airline had 46 aircraft, although by 1955 its Catalina fleet had been retired. In June 1956, Garuda made its first Hajj flight, operated with a Convair 340 carrying 40 Indonesians, to the city of Mecca.
The name "Garuda" was derived from a Dutch poem written by a renowned scholar and poet Raden Mas Noto Soeroto;
"Ik ben Garuda, Vishnoe's vogel, die zijn vleugels uitslaat hoog boven uw eilanden"
which means "I'm a Garuda, Vishnu's Bird, spreads its wings high above the Islands"
The line was mentioned by Sukarno during the Dutch-Indonesian Round Table Conference at The Hague, from August 23 to November 2, 1949.
The 1960s were times of growth for the airline; the fleet in 1960 included eight Convair 240s, eight Convair 340s and eight Convair 440s. In 1961 and late 1965, three Convair 990 jet aircraft were introduced along with three Lockheed L-188 Electras, and a route was opened to Kai Tak International Airport in Hong Kong. After concentrating on domestic and regional services, the first flights to Europe were added on 28 September 1963, to Amsterdam and Frankfurt. In 1965, flights to Europe were expanded to include Rome and Paris via Bombay and Cairo, with the exclusive use of Convair 990 aircraft. That year, flights to People's Republic of China started, with Garuda flying to Canton via Phnom Penh. Also in 1965, the jet age arrived for Garuda, with a Douglas DC-8 that flew to Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport via Colombo, Bombay, Rome and Prague.
In early 1970s, Garuda Indonesia introduced McDonnell Douglas DC-9 and Fokker F28 jets, and at one point Garuda owned 62 Fokker jets, making Garuda the world's largest operator of F28s at that time. In 1973, the carrier introduced the Douglas DC-10; it later introduced the Boeing 747-200, in 1980, and Airbus A300-B4 on 21 June 1982. Garuda was the launch customer for Airbus A300 with two-man crew cockpit (designated A300B4-220FFCC). By 1984, nine of these were in service, supplemented by 10 Douglas DC-10s, 24 Douglas DC-9s, 45 Fokker F-28s, and 6 Boeing 747-200s. During the 1970s the airline had its headquarters in Jakarta.
In 1991, Garuda purchased 9 McDonnell-Douglas MD-11s; it later introduced Boeing 747-400 in 1994 (two of them were purchased directly from Boeing, the third was ex-Varig), and Airbus A330-300, in 1996. But, at the time Garuda suffered two accidents, the first was in Fukuoka, Japan, and the worst disaster in Indonesian aviation history, when an Airbus A300 crashed in Medan, North Sumatra. The 1997 Asian financial crisis hit Indonesia and Garuda hard, resulting in severe cutbacks on unprofitable routes. Despite once having a comprehensive worldwide route network, Garuda currently suspends services to US, despite once flown to Honolulu and continues to Los Angeles . Largely due to historical links with the Netherlands, Garuda continued to operate flights to Amsterdam and Frankfurt after the initial cutbacks, although these flights were also discontinued from 28 October 2004. The situation was exacerbated by the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Bali bombings, the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami and the SARS scare, all of which contributed to a downturn in air travel and Indonesian tourism. However, by 2005, the airline had largely recovered from its economic problems.
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There was speculation that Garuda would expand its route map again before the end of the decade, possibly after the scheduled completion of the new Medan airport, Kuala Namu International Airport, in 2009. However, completing the new airport has been delayed until 2012. This could include routes to major European hubs such as Paris, London, and Frankfurt, pending clearance by the European Union.
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In June 2007, the EU banned Garuda Indonesia, along with all other Indonesian airlines, from flying into any European countries, following the crash of a Boeing 737-400 earlier that year. With the support of the international aviation industry for all Indonesian airlines, the EU promised to review its ban and sent a team of experts, led by the European Commission's Air Safety Administrator Federico Grandini to Indonesia to consider lifting the ban. In August 2007, the transportation minister of Indonesia announced that the EU would lift its ban hopefully somewhere in October, stating that the ban was attributed to communication breakdown between the two parties and that discussion was in progress. In November 2007, Garuda announced its intention to fly to Amsterdam from Jakarta and Denpasar on the condition that the European Union lifted the ban on the airline. Airbus A330s and Boeing 777s were aircraft that were suggested as being suitable for use on these revitalised routes. On November 28, 2007, the EU refused to lift its ban on Garuda flying to all European countries. It announced the safety reforms already undertaken were a step in the right direction for the EU to consider lifting the ban, but still did not satisfy the EU's aviation safety standards. The ban was lifted in July 2009. In the wake of the ban being lifted, Garuda plans to start services to Amsterdam and is considering other European destinations in the near future. Management is also considering servicing the US where it currently has no services.
In July 2007, the Deputy of Marketing, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Indonesia announced that Garuda Indonesia had plans to start service to India, although the date had not been determined.
In July 2009, following a third mission led again by Federico Grandini, the European Commission lifted Garuda Indonesia's ban from flying into Europe. This was followed by three other airlines.
Following the lifting of the EU ban against Garuda Indonesia and three other Indonesian carriers, the airline announced in July 2009 an aggressive five-year expansion plan known as the Quantum Leap. The plan involved an image overhaul, including changing the airline's livery, staff uniform and logo. Within a five-year period, its fleet would double from 62 to 116 aircraft. The Quantum Leap also plans to boost passenger annual numbers to 27.6 million in the same period, up from 10.1 million at the time of program launch through increasing domestic and international destinations from 41 to 62. Route expansions included Amsterdam, with a stopover in Dubai, in 2010. A non-stop flight using Boeing 777-300ERs is planned for 2013. Other routes to world hubs such as London, Frankfurt, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Los Angeles are being considered for reopening.
At the 2010 Farnborough Airshow, Garuda announced an order for another six A330-200 airliners. According to Garuda Indonesia’s Technical Director, Garuda Indonesia planned to buy nine Boeing 737-800s and two Airbus 330-200s in 2011.
With aims to improve flight capacity and frequency to eastern Indonesia, Garuda Indonesia opened a third hub located at the Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport, Makassar, South Sulawesi from June 1, 2011. The company's first two hubs are Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cengkareng, Jakarta, and Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Bali.
Garuda Indonesia is increasing the flight frequency of its domestic and international routes. Of the international routes, Garuda is increasing its frequency of Jakarta-Singapore to 8 times per day with a Boeing 737-800, Jakarta-Bangkok to 2 times per day with a Boeing 737-800, Jakarta-Hongkong to 2 times per day with a A330-200 and a Boeing 737-800, Jakarta-Beijing to 5 times per week with a A330-300 and a A330-200, Jakarta-Shanghai to 5 times per week with a A330-200 and a A330-300, and Denpasar-Seoul to 5 times per week with a Boeing 747-400 and a A330-300. Garuda intends to reopen its flights to Manila and Taipei on November 2011. International routes that are still under consideration to be reopened are Mumbai and Chennai in India. These destinations will be served from Jakarta by an Airbus A330-200. Routes such as Frankfurt, London, Munich, Rome, Paris, and Los Angeles will be reopened when the Boeing 777-300ER arrives. However, Garuda plans to wait for the route to Amsterdam to settle first, prior to the reopening other European routes and probably the route to Los Angeles.
On April 27, 2012 PT Trans Airways bought 10.9 percent stake of Garuda Indonesia unsold IPO shares from Garuda's IPO underwriters at Rp620 each for totally Rp1.53 trillion ($166.8 million). The price is higher than the lowest market price at Rp395 each, but still below IPO price at Rp750 each.
Garuda Indonesia has its head office at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia, near Cengkareng and near Jakarta. The head office is the Garuda Indonesia Management Building, located within the Garuda Indonesia City Center. The about 17,000-square-metre (180,000 sq ft) head office facility is on a 5-hectare (12-acre) plot of land. As of 2009, the head office houses the Garuda management and about 1,000 employees from various units. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono opened the current Garuda head office in 2009. The previous head office was located in the city center of Jakarta, in Central Jakarta.
Garuda Indonesia had announced that its subsidiary, GMF AeroAsia would be listed in Indonesia Stock Exchange in 2008. However, due to financial crisis in 2008, GMF delayed IPO until 2009. The Ministry of State-Owned Companies (Kementrian BUMN) also had announced a plan to privatize Garuda, that opened a possibility to offer its shares publicly. Garuda Indonesia aimed to list on February 11, 2011, for an Initial Public Offering. Government of Indonesia has confirmed the IPO price of Garuda Indonesia at Rp.750 per share and also cut offering size to 6.3 billion shares only from 9.362 billion planned before.
Garuda Indonesia’s subsidiaries include PT. Aerowisata, PT. Abacus DSI, PT. Gapura Angkasa, PT. Garuda Indonesia Citilink, PT. Garuda Maintenance Facility Aero Asia, Cargo Garuda Indonesia and PT. Aero System Indonesia.
|Company||Type||Principal activities||Date of incorporation||Group's Equity Shareholding|
|PT. Aerowisata||Subsidiary||Travel, hotel, transportation and catering services||Indonesia||100%|
|PT. Abacus Distribution Systems Indonesia||Subsidiary||Computer reservation provider||Indonesia||100%|
|PT. Gapura Angkasa||Subsidiary||Ground handling service||Indonesia||100%|
|PT. Garuda Indonesia Citilink||Subsidiary||Low-cost airline||Indonesia||100%|
|PT Garuda Maintenance Facility Aero Asia||Subsidiary||Aircraft Maintenance||Indonesia||99%|
|Cargo Garuda Indonesia||Strategic Business Unit||Cargo||Indonesia||100%|
|PT. Aero Systems Indonesia||Subsidiary||IT provider and solutions||Indonesia||100%|
On 13 October 2009, Garuda Indonesia announced they will be resuming flights to Europe for the first time after removal from the E.U. blacklist. The flight, operating since 1 June 2010, is to Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with a stopover at Dubai, United Arab Emirates, operated by an Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The airline is also planning to introduce a direct flight from Jakarta to Los Angeles in 2014 using a Boeing 777 aircraft.
In 2011, Garuda flew 17.1 million passengers up 39 percent from last year, while the total revenue jumped 38 percent to Rp27.1 trillion ($2.95 billion). Composition of passengers on domestic routes and international routes was 81 percent to 19 percent respectively.
Codesharing has allowed Garuda Indonesia to expand services into Western Europe. Garuda Indonesia also expressed an interest in joining the SkyTeam airline alliance, which would make it the second airline in Southeast Asia to join after Vietnam Airlines. Membership would also open SkyTeam's network to Indonesian, Australian, and New Zealand markets. In December 2009, three SkyTeam members – Korean Air, KLM, and Delta Air Lines – committed to supporting Garuda Indonesia to join SkyTeam. This made Garuda Indonesia eligible to apply for membership in the alliance. On November 23, 2010, Garuda Indonesia signed an agreement to join SkyTeam. The airline will officially enter the alliance in early 2014.
On 19 June 2007, Garuda Indonesia and Hainan Airlines began codesharing in a bid to strengthen both airlines' marketing positions in Indonesia and People's Republic of China. In this agreement, Garuda Indonesia will be the operating partner on the Jakarta-Beijing (vv) service, flying five times a week using a new A330-200.
An interline agreement between Garuda Indonesia and Australian airline Virgin Blue (now Virgin Australia) was confirmed in November 2007. This facilitates travel for passengers connecting from a Virgin Australia domestic flight to a Garuda Indonesia international service departing from either Sydney, Melbourne or Perth.
In June 2008, it was announced that Garuda Indonesia would increase services between Australia and Bali. From June 25, Garuda Indonesia added an extra flight between Darwin and Denpasar, bringing the total number of services to three per week. Additionally, a fourth flight from Melbourne to Denpasar began on July 22. On September 2, another extra service departed from Melbourne to bring the total number of flights per week to five, and a sixth flight left from Sydney. This extra capacity was in response to an increase in the number of Australians who traveled to Bali in the first quarter of 2008, marking a resurgence in Balinese tourism, which was hard hit by the 2002 and 2005 Bali bombings.
In August 2008, a codeshare agreement between Singapore Airlines and the airline on route between Singapore and Denpasar was established. Singapore Airlines is the operating carrier.
All Garuda's aircraft are maintained by GMF AeroAsia. After the arrival of the six Airbus A330-200 aircraft since 2009 Garuda still expects 8 more Airbus A330-200 and 10 Boeing 777-300ERs to join its widebody fleet by 2012. The Boeing customer code for Garuda Indonesia is U3.
Currently, the airline is utilising the Airbus A330-200s on its route to Amsterdam, East Asian and Australian flights originating from Jakarta, Boeing 747-400s on their Jakarta-Jeddah routes, Airbus A330-300s for most of their Australian and East Asian routes originating from Bali, Boeing 737-800s on most domestic and regional routes and on the Perth to Denpasar and Jakarta to Taipei International routes, and the Boeing 737 Classics on domestic sectors. Once the Boeing 777-300ERs enter service, they will be used on the planned non-stop European and US flights. The airline has also ordered 18 Bombardier 1000 NextGen aircraft, due to be delivered 5 for this year from October to December.
As of June 2012, the Garuda Indonesia fleet with the following aircraft:
|Airbus A330-200||8||3||0||36||186||222||3 more on order for future routes expansion plans maybe to India, Pakistan, China, Korea or Japan.|
|Airbus A330-300||6||18||0||42||215||257||New liveries and new interior, 3 orders converted from A330-200 to A330-300 in July 2011 plus 4 orders of the aircraft at the same time, plus another 11 aircraft orders placed at April 2012.|
|Boeing 737-300||5||0||0||16||94||110||To be replaced by Boeing 737-800 in 2014. Only 5 aircraft in service. All used old livery.|
|Boeing 737-400||1||0||0||16||120||136||To be replaced by Boeing 737-800 in 2014. Only 1 aircraft in service. All used old livery.|
|Boeing 737-500||5||0||0||12||84||96||All used new livery and interior.|
|Boeing 737-800||55||30||0||12||144||156||Newest aircraft delivered May 2012.|
|Boeing 747-400||2||0||0||42||386||428||To be phased out. 2 aircraft in fleet was purchased directly from Boeing. To be replaced by B777-300ERs in 2014.|
|Boeing 777-300ER||0||10||4||38||295||337||First delivery in 2013, Replacing B747-400s. It will feature new fully enclosed suites in first class, in an 'Oasis' seating.|
|Bombardier CRJ1000||0||18||0||TBA||TBA||TBA||First delivery in October 2012, followed by 4 more until the end of 2012 (6 direct order to Bombardier, 12 leased from Nordic Aviation Capital|
|Airbus A300 B4-220FF/605/622R||22||1982–2002||8 A300B4-220FFC are stored or sold, possibly scrapped, one crashed at Medan. All remaining A300-600/600R are sold to other airlines or returned to lessors|
|Boeing 737-205C/230QC||2(PK-GWR and 9M-PMQ)||1997–1998||Leased from TransMile for one year.|
|Boeing 737-400||50||1992–2012||Replaced by 737-800s, one of Garuda's 737-400, PK-GZC was written off at Yogyakarta, some of old Garuda's 737-400 are sold to Indonesian Air Force, Citilink, Merpati Nusantara Airlines, and Sriwijaya Air; still 1 aircraft in service, PK-GWP exit from service 2014, serving the Pekanbaru-Batam and Padang-Medan route currently, to be replaced by the Boeing 737-800s in 2014, 3 stored in CGK.|
|Boeing 747-2U3B||6(PK-GSA,PK-GSB,PK-GSC,PK-GSD,PK-GSE,PK-GSF)||1980–2003||2 aircraft sold to Phuket Air, 2 stored at CGK|
|Convair 340||8||1952–1968||The first hajj flight was operated by this aircraft.|
|Convair 990||3||1962–1975||First jet aircraft in fleet.|
|de Havilland Heron||14||1952–1956|
|Douglas DC-3||26||1949–1970||First aircraft model in the fleet|
|Douglas DC-8-58||6||1965–1980||Leased from KLM, purchased|
|Douglas DC-8-63||2||1972–1980||One crashed at Colombo|
|Fokker F27 Mk 400||12||1967–1975||1 crashed at Lampung|
|Fokker F28 Mk 1000||14||1969–1983||Some donated to Merpati Nusantara Airlines, some returned to Fokker or sold.|
|Fokker F28 Mk 3000||12||1973–1999||Some donated to Merpati Nusantara Airlines.|
|Fokker F28 Mk 4000||22||1978–2001||Retired in 2001, transferred to Citilink, later stored at CGK, 3 crashed|
|Lockheed L-188 Electra||5||1960–1977||one crashed at Manado|
|Lockheed L1011-100||6||1991||Leased for Hajj flights|
|McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32||24||1969–1992||Three donated to Merpati, three sold to Aero Lloyd, one crashed, 1 was hijacked. Replaced by Boeing 737s.|
|McDonell Douglas DC-10-30||10||1973–2004||one written-off in Fukuoka, 5 stored at CGK possibly scrapped soon. This kind of aircraft was used to fly Indonesian president Soeharto|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-11||9||1990–2002||All sold to Varig. Some of them now still in service with FedEx Express|
|PBY 5 Catalina||8||1950–1953|
Garuda Indonesia is a full-service airline featuring both business and economy classes. The airline began to introduce new premium products and services with the arrival of the Airbus A330-200 and Boeing 737-800.
Executive Class is Garuda's business class product available on board all Garuda Indonesia aircraft. The Airbus A330-200 and Airbus A330-300 feature the new Executive Class product with flat-bed seats in Airbus A330-200 and lie-fllat seats in the Airbus A330-300 with a 6-degree incline, 74" seat pitch and recline up to 180 degrees. The seats feature an in-armrest 11-inch for the A332 or seatback 15 inch for the A330-300 touch screen LCD with AVOD on each seat, USB ports, in-seat laptop power supply, and personal reading light. The seats are in 2-2-2 configuration. The newer Boeing 737-800 also have a new Executive Class product in a 2-2 configuration.
The Boeing 747 and Boeing 737 still have the old Executive Class seat, but the Boeing B737-500 and Boeing 747 has seats with new colours though it doesn't offer PTVs. Seats on the Boeing 747–400 have 46"-48" seat pitch with seat width of 16". On the Boeing 737 aircraft, including the -300, -400, -500, and older -800 Series, seat pitch ranges from 41" to 44" with seat width of 19". On the B747-400, Garuda offers Portable Media Players for Jakarta-Jeddah routes exclusively.
A range of hot and cold food and beverages is available, and snacks or meals are offered depending on the length of the flight. Wine and beer is also offered on international flights. In July 2011, Garuda Indonesia launched Indonesian Rijsttafel in Executive Class as its signature in-flight service. This Indonesian signature dining was meant to introduce the passenger to wide array of Indonesian cuisine in a single setting as part of Garuda Indonesia experience. This in-flight Indonesian Rijsttafel include Indonesian signature dishes; choices of nasi kuning or regular steamed rice, accompanied with choices of dishes such as satay, rendang, gado-gado grilled chicken rica, red snapper in yellow acar sauce, fried shrimp in sambal, potato perkedel and tempeh, also with kerupuk or rempeyek crackers.
Economy Class is available on board all Garuda Indonesia aircraft. Seat pitch ranges from 30" to 35" depending on the aircraft with seat width of 17". The Airbus A330-200 and Airbus A330-300 aircraft and the newer Boeing 737-800 aircraft have the new Economy Class seats which offer 9-inch touch screen entertainment with AVOD.
Hot and cold meals or snacks and beverages are offered depending on the length of the flight. Wine and beer is also offered on international flights.
In-flight entertainment is available on board selected aircraft. The Boeing 747-400 aircraft have cabin screens with Airshow, a moving map system to allow passengers to track the progress of their flight, as well as feature films and short movies. Audio programming is also available. Passengers in Executive Class can order portable media players (AVOD system) from flight attendants on international flights only.
The Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300 and newer Boeing 737-800s have in-flight entertainment in all classes. This includes 9-inch touch screen LCD in Economy Class and 9-inch in the B737, 11-inch in the A330-200 and 15 inch in the A330-300 with all touch-screen LCD in Executive Class. In the Airbus A330-300, the screens are located on the seat backs or in the armrest on bulkhead rows, while in the Airbus A330-200 and the Boeing 737-800s, they are located in the armrest in Executive Class or on the seat back in Economy Class. All PTVs are equipped with an Audio & Video on Demand (AVOD) system. This AVOD system offers 25 choices of films, 10 TV programs, 35 music albums, and 25 interactive video games.
In addition, with Garuda Indonesia orders of ten Boeing 777-300ERs and 50 Boeing 737-800s during the Singapore Airshow, these new aircraft will be fitted with a new in-flight entertainment program and a new cabin ambience. The new release movies are expected to be shown in the most high-tech LCD TV screen made by Bose Audio system.
A Jakarta-based 24-hour call center is available for local customer access where payment can be made by credit cards, internet/mobile banking or transfer via ATM. Recently online booking from their website is also possible with payment can be made online with credit cards from select countries.
In April 2011, Garuda Indonesia announced plans to develop online sales. Garuda Indonesia had cooperated with Visa and Mastercard to develop an online credit card payment system, allowing customers to use Paypal. Debit card payments may be processed with Bank Mandiri, BCA or BII.
Garuda Frequent Flyer was launched in September 1999. In 2005, Garuda Indonesia relaunched its frequent-flyer program called Garuda Frequent Flyer (GFF) with a new look, benefits and services. The new program allows members to earn miles on domestic and international flights and has four tiers of membership covering GFF Junior, Blue, Silver, Gold, and Platinum status levels. Since June 2011 Garuda Indonesia launched a joint frequent flyer program with Korean Air. Members of the Garuda Frequent Flyer (GFF) program and Korean Air’s SkyPass program will benefit from the cooperation by accruing mileage for flying both Korean Air and Garuda or any Garuda–Korean Air code share flights.
The Garuda Executive Lounge is open to passengers travelling in Executive Class, as well as those holding a Gold or Platinum Garuda Frequent Flyer card. Starting in 2011, passengers with an Executive Card Plus card or Garuda Indonesia Citibank credit card can no longer gain access to the lounge. Lounges are located at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and throughout Indonesia, offering food and drinks, wireless internet, showers, meeting rooms and business services.
Having received the World's Most Improved Airline at the SkyTrax World Airline Awards, Garuda Indonesia was also noted as Asia's leading service quality airline by the Center for Asia-Pacific Aviation (CAPA) in 2010. In 2012, based on Roy Morgan research company, Garuda Indonesia has been recognized as the Best International Airline among all major airlines throughout the world and toppled Singapore Airlines, Emirates Airlines and Air New Zealand with 91 percent of the respondents being 'very satisfied'.
After Garuda Indonesia got the third times in a row of the Best Annual Report Award in Non-listed Government Company category since 2008 from local awarder, in 2012 Garuda Indonesia got Platinum of Vision Awards Annual Report from League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) for following criterias: first impression, report cover, letter to stakeholders, report narrative, report financials, creativity, message clarity and information accessability.
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Since its first incident in 1950, Garuda Indonesia has suffered 12 fatal accidents and one hijacking. These are the major ones:
PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk, PT Perusahaan Pengelola Aset (PPA) and a private company will function Garuda's unused land in Belitung Island as a resort with cost Rp200 billion ($22.2 million) with share composition a third by each party.
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