Garuda Indonesia

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Garuda Indonesia is named after the mythical bird that bore the gods on their legendary journeys.

Garuda Indonesia's first began in 1949. Garuda Indonesia has been in the business for 60 years. And as Indonesia's flag carrier, it has stood by nation troughout times of change, providing safe, comfortable and reliable air transportation services.

By the end of 1950, Garuda had 38 aircraft - 22 DC3s, eight Catalian seaplanes and eight Convair 240s. In 1953, the fleet grew to 46 with the addition of eight Convair 340s, and a year later 14 De Havilland Herons were added. The Catalina were taken out of service in 1955.

In the beginning of 2005 charting the future of Garuda Indonesia was started, providing a complete re-evaluation and restructuring of the company with the objective of improving operational efficiency, re-building financial strength, heightening customer responsiveness, and most importantly, renewing and refreshing the spirit of Garuda Indonesia.

For Garuda Indonesia, service is one of the important key performance indicators for its operations. Strategic measures that involve restructuring the entire service chain underline the airline’s commitment to be a customer-driven, full-service airline.

Garuda Indonesia is now operating 51 aircraft that include three B-747-400s, six A-330-300s, and 37 B-737s (300, 400, 500 and 800s) and currently flies to 42 domestic and international destinations.

More recently, Garuda Indonesia, along with the country as a whole, has undergone a period of dynamic change. Garuda Indonesia has continued its efforts to improve its services and to provide safe comfortable and reliable air transportation services. Through those efforts, Garuda Indonesia has now succeeded in improving its performance in the areas of on-time departures, load factors and yield, and the company recently returned to a position of positive cash flow and operating profit.

Garuda Indonesia also realizes that the business challenges of the future will be increasingly complex and difficult. Consequently, Garuda Indonesia is determined to improve its quality in all aspects of the company’s activities, and to prepare for privatization which will be realized in the near future. Through these efforts it is our sincere hope that Garuda Indonesia will remain a source of great national pride for Indonesia, and that we will continue to be one of Asia’s most respected airlines.


Garuda Indonesia
Garuda Indonesia Building Jl. Medan Merdeka, Selatan No. 13
Jakarta 10110, Indonesia

(62-21) 2310082, (62-21) 2311817
(62-21) 2311679

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