Garuda Indonesia Group to Join Singapore Airshow 2016



SINGAPORE, Feb 15 – As part of its company synergy, the Garuda Indonesia Group will for the first time join Singapore Airshow, Asia’s largest aerospace and defence event. This is Garuda Indonesia’s first participation as a Group, as only one subsidiary, the Garuda Maintenance Facility AeroAsia, had participated in the past.

M. Arif Wibowo, President & CEO, Garuda Indonesia, feels the presence of the Garuda Indonsia Group at Singapore Airshow 2016 is inline with the company’s “Group Synergy” program, as detailed in its strategic plan 2016. Arif added that the Garuda Indonesia Group is delighted to present itself as an integrated whole, presenting our business synergies as group action in providing service excellence to all customers, through each member’s strengths and main businesses.

The presence of Garuda Indonesia Group at the Singapore Airshow follows Group strategy to develop brand image, to elaborate potential business, to enhance business relations with stakeholders, and to boost up the awareness to Garuda Indonesia Group’s strategic role as Indonesia’s trade envoy in international level.

At the Singapore Airshow 2016, Garuda Indonesia Group – through Garuda Maintenance Facility AeroAsia – looks to several short-term and long-term business contracts, of a value reaching USD 100 milions. Singapore Airshow is one of three prestigious airshows in the world, along with Farnborough Airshow and Paris Airshow.

During the airshow, Garuda Indonesia Group will hold several partnership and business deal signings, including an announcement of attainment; which expected to promote and stregthen Garuda Indonesia Group’s value in global market. Garuda Indonesia currently has 6 subsidiaries with diverse business sectors, comprised of: 

– Garuda Maintenance Facility AeroAsia, specialized in integrated aircraft maintenance, including engine and aircraft components repair service; 

– Citilink, a low cost carrier (LCC) airline projected for budget traveller; 

– Aerowisata, specialized in hospitality, transportation, catering and travel agent service; 

– Gapura, specialized in ground handling service, supported by cargo and warehousing service;

– Asyst, specialized in IT and consultation service; 

– Abacus – which now has transformed to Sabre Travel Network Indonesia – specialized in technology provider service for global travel and tourism.

As part of the fleet revitalization program, throughout 2016, the Garuda Indonesia Group will receive 16 new aircraft in total; 1 Boeing 777-300ER, 4 Airbus A330-300, 4 ATR72-600, and also 8 Airbus A320 to be operated by Citilink. By the end of 2016, Garuda Indonesia Group will operate a total of 188 aircraft; 144 aircraft for Garuda Indonesia and 44 aircraft for Citilink.

To continue the positive growth reached by its “Quick Wins” program in 2015, Garuda Indonesia will execute a “Sky Beyond” strategy in 2016 for short-term company expansion, focusing on three ‘core strategies’ – company group synergy, effectiveness and efficiency, and service enhancement – to accelerate company achievement and performance.

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