Garuda Indonesia has today become the 20th member of the Skyteam airline alliance.
Garuda becomes the second airline from southeast Asia to join the alliance, after Vietnam Airlines.
An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate on a significant level, bringing many benefits to the traveller. The three largest passenger alliances are the Star Alliance, Skyteam and Oneworld.
Garuda serves 64 destinations in 12 countries and currently flies to six Skyteam hubs - Seoul, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and Amsterdam. It is also due to start flights from Gatwick to Jakarta in May 2014.
Effective immediately, Garuda passengers will be able to earn and redeem miles when flying on Skyteam member-operated flights.
And, members of other Skyteam airline frequent flyer programmes can also earn and redeem miles when flying on Garuda Indonesia-operated flights.
As part of the requirements of joining the alliance, Garuda is implementing Sky Priority priority airport services for Elite Plus, First and Business Class passengers worldwide which has been rolled out at over 900 global airports.