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Last update: 30 Jan 2014
About Garuda Indonesia
PT (Persero) Garuda Indonesia is the flag carrier and national airline of Indonesia. It is named after the mystical, giant bird Garuda of Hinduism and Buddhist mythology. It is headquartered at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta. Garuda Indonesia is wholly-owned by the Indonesian Government.
A new branding initiative revolves around the idea of 'Nature's Wing'. Garuda's outdated logo has been replaced. The new image aims to 'capture the spirit of Indonesian hospitality and professionalism'.
Review and ratings for Garuda Indonesia
93% would recommend Garuda Indonesia
88% thought Garuda Indonesia has good airplanes
86% thought Garuda Indonesia was on time
86% liked Garuda Indonesia cabin crew
84% thought checkin was good
81% liked the extras of Garuda Indonesia
Average rating: Garuda Indonesia / 5. based on 43 reviews.
Latest Garuda Indonesia reviews
Good services, attendant the best ability, familiar and always smile. Plus the best food although at" Read more
Worth the extra money
I flew Garuda from Medan to Jakarta, it was bit more expensive than the others but not a lot. This w" Read more
Rules and information for Garuda Indonesia
Each passenger can bring into the cabbin one standard bag with a maximum weight of 7kg. The maximum weight for checked baggage is 20kg. You can check-in multiple bags but the combined weight may not exceed 20kg. It is possible to check-in more weight, but there will be additional costs. Please contact Garuda for the exact price before you book a flight.
Cancellations, name changes and refunds
Refunds and name or flights changes depends on the type of ticket you have bought. With the cheapest class of tickets, refunds and changes are not allowed.
Tickets for Garuda can be booked online on the website of Garuda Indonesia, by phone by calling the Call Center of Garuda Indonesia at 08041807807, or by going to a travel agent.
News about Garuda Indonesia
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History Garuda Indonesia
Garuda Indonesia is the national airline of Indonesia. Garuda Indonesia itself has been around a long time even before Indonesia's independence, in the 1940s to be exact. But the airline's anniversary falls on January 26th, 1949. The airline was not formerly named as Garuda yet but the Indonesian Airways. Garuda name itself was a gift from the first president of Indonesia, President Soekarno.
On December 25th, 1949, Dr. Konijnenburg which was the representative of KLM (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij) and a friend of President Soekarno reported to the President that KLM was originally a Dutch company which Indonesia shares grow by 51% that based on the Round Table Conference (RTC), it would fall into the hands of Indonesia. Dr. Konijnenburg met President Sukarno, who at that time was in Yogyakarta to ask for the company name to the President for the aircraft to be flown from Yogyakarta to Jakarta will be recorded in accordance with the company name.
At that time President Sukarno gave answers by quoting one line from one famous Dutch poem created by Noto Soeroto in colonial times, "Ik ben Garuda, Vishnoe's vogel, die zijn Vleugels uitslaat hoog boven Eilanden uw". The meaning of the poem that I am Garuda, Vishnu's bird spread its wings towering above your islands. Garuda bird is a mythical bird puppet in the legend also became a symbol of the Republic of Indonesia.
Historic flight occurred on December 28, 1949, it was the flight of DC-3 with registration PK-DPD owned by KLM Interinsuilar. The historic flight took President Soekarno for Yogyakarta-Jakarta route for his inauguration as president of the Republic of Indonesia (RIS). With a new name, Garuda Indonesia Airways and the new logo given by President Sukarno, the airline took off in a dashing until now. Garuda Indonesia Airways is also the first airline in Indonesia.