Vietnam Airlines and Garuda Indonesia sign MoU

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Vietnam Airlines and Garuda Indonesia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation in the areas of cargo, as well as codeshare partnerships, services and MRO.

The airlines seek to expand their codeshare partnership on various routes, and both airlines agreed to seek opportunities to enhance other areas of cooperation.

The partnership is supposed to strengthen their cooperation within and contribute to the development of the SkyTeam Alliance.

The MoU was signed by Vietnam Airlines president and chief executive officer (CEO), Duong Tri Thanh and Garuda Indonesia president and CEO, Pahala Mansury, in a signing ceremony on the sideline of Vietnam Communist Party general secretary, Nguyen Phu Trong’s visit to Indonesia.

Thanh comments: “Since 2006, Vietnam Airlines and Garuda Indonesia have effectively cooperated with tangible results. This MOU today takes our cooperation further in the direction of a solid and mutually beneficial partnership, helping both airlines achieve the vast potential of the market.”

Mansury says Vietnam is an important market for Indonesia, saying: “We are pleased to announce this partnership with Vietnam Airlines which extends our network even further within the Southeast Asia.”