Fri, 30 Nov 2001

Garuda, CSA sign agreement

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Garuda Indonesia and China Southern Airlines (CSA) have agreed to market 30 economy class seats on their respective aircraft serving the Jakarta-Guangzhou route, a report said.

Garuda's commercial director, Bachrul Hakim, and CSA vice president, Li Kun, signed an agreement on the initiative in Denpasar, Bali, on Thursday, Antara reported.

The head of Garuda's communications service, Pujobroto, said CSA served the route on Wednesdays and Saturdays, while Garuda would resume its flights on Dec. 11.

CSA operates B-757s, which can carry 198 passengers, while Garuda will operate DC-10s with 247 seats, consisting of 24 business class and 223 economy class seats.

Garuda closed its Jakarta-Guangzhou route at the end of 1997 due to the economic crisis.