Garuda Indonesia and Shell International Limited signed a corporate sales agreement as part of the airline’s efforts to expand market on its domestic and international routes, as well as facilitate the oil company’s employees and their families’ when traveling with Garuda Indonesia for business or leisure. In the agreement, Shell International Limited names Garuda Indonesia as one of its official carriers.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Garuda Indonesia President & CEO, Emirsyah Satar, and President Director and Country Chairman of PT. Shell Indonesia, Darwin Silalahi, at the Auditorium of the Garuda Management Building, Cengkareng.
From now on, employees in all Shell branch offices worldwide traveling with Garuda Indonesia are entitled to special rates and services, namely special net corporate fare, priority reservation, and easy group bookings.
Commenting on the occasion, Garuda Indonesia President & CEO, Emirsyah Satar said that Garuda Indonesia is very pleased to work together with one of the best multinational companies - Shell International Limited. “This global contract agreement with Shell marks the beginning of Garuda Indonesia’s global corporate market expansion. Garuda will now be able to reach 80.000 Shell International employees in 80 countries. Garuda Indonesia will continue to develop this very potential corporate market”, added Emir.
Shell Indonesia’s President Director & Country Chairman Shell Indonesia also welcomes the cooperation. “On behalf of Shell International Limited, I would like to say that we are proud to name Garuda Indonesia as one of our preferred carriers in the world. This global agreement reflects our recognition of Garuda Indonesia’s ongoing transformation process which we have seen in the airline’s fleet modernization, improved service quality and safety & security standards”, added Darwin Silalahi.
As the airline continues to develop its corporate market, since February 2012 Garuda Indonesia endeavors to globally broaden its channel distribution through corporate account global contracts.
To support the program, Garuda Indonesia also offers corporate partners greater accessibility through the "Garuda Online Booking for Corporate", as well as step up corporate market development in branch offices abroad.
To date, Garuda has established corporate sales co-operations with more than 1469 large companies in Indonesia, and in 2011 Garuda earned a total income of IDR 1,52 trillion from corporate sales. In 2012, Garuda Indonesia sets its sights on acquiring 1600 ‘corporate partners’ and targets and income of IDR 3 trillion for corporate sales.
PT. GARUDA INDONESIA (PERSERO) Tbk.
VP CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
PT. SHELL INDONESIA
MGR. OF EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS & SOCIAL PERFORMANCE
SRI WAHYU ENDAH