Singapore Airlines and Garuda Indonesia have agreed to codeshare on flights between Singapore and Denpasar in Bali from December 1.
Under the agreement, the two airlines will codeshare on a reciprocal basis on all their flights between Singapore and Denpasar. Singapore Airlines operates three flights per day on the route while Garuda operates one daily round-trip.
The codeshare is particularly interesting because Garuda Indonesia is set to begin the process of joining the SkyTeam alliance, while Singapore Airlines is a long-established member of the rival Star Alliance.
“We are naturally delighted to have signed a codeshare agreement with Garuda Indonesia. It stems from our mutual desire to offer more choice of flights for our customers, enhance the popular island destination of Bali’s accessibility to the world and maximise the advantages of our route networks for the benefit of customers of both airlines,” says Ng Kian Wah, Singapore Airlines’ senior vice president, sales regions.
“Garuda’s customers will be able to enjoy convenient connections from Singapore to other cities, while SIA’s customers may benefit from Garuda’s links to many other domestic points in Indonesia from Denpasar,” adds Ng.
Singapore Airlines will list Garuda’s flight GA841 between Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN) and Denpasar’s Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS) in its own reservations system as SQ5551. In the other direction, SIA will list Garuda’s flight GA840 between DPS and SIN as flight SQ5550.
Meanwhile, Garuda will list SIA’s flight SQ942 between SIN and DPS as GA9071; SQ941 as GA9070; and SQ946 as GA9073.
In the other direction, between Denpasar and Singapore, Garuda will list Singapore Airlines’ flight SQ943 as GA9072; SQ948 as GA9075; and SQ947 as GA9074.