Garuda Indonesia Cargo will join the Skyteam Cargo Alliance by the end of June 2015.
The announcement, made during the TIACA Air Cargo Forum in Seoul, was accompanied by the signing of an MoU by Rajendra Kartawiria, VP of Garuda Indonesia Cargo, and Chong Choy, chairman of SkyTeam Cargo. Garuda Indonesia Cargo now begins the process to join SkyTeam Cargo by completing the necessary membership requirements. These include amongst others: IT system integration; product alignment and enhancement; service procedure improvement in accordance service standards; and improving brand image.
“By joining SkyTeam Cargo, Garuda Indonesia Cargo will offer more than 900 worldwide locations, giving our customers a far greater choice of destinations from and to Indonesia,” said Kartawiria. “These additional destinations and greater collaboration with other SkyTeam members will also support Garuda Indonesia’s planned 30 per cent capacity increase in 2015. Garuda Indonesia Cargo will strengthen SkyTeam’s Cargo network in Asia Pacific by adding 63 new destinations, increasing global trade between the dynamic Indonesian market and the rest of the world.”