A Garuda Indonesia Boeing 777 in London. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Garuda Indonesia To Merge With Eight Companies

With no end in sight for the pandemic, the Indonesian Government is planning to merge Garuda Indonesia, the national flag carrier, with another eight tourism companies, according to Nikkei. After months of the pandemic, the government proposed the scheme among the state-owned enterprises. The plan is expected to integrate Garuda Indonesia; Citilink, Garuda’s no-frills carrier and seven state-owned enterprises, including airports, hotels, department stores and ancient Buddhist temple. “The headwinds in the travel industry provide a good opportunity to start…

Citilink Executives Quiet After Reports of an Intoxicated Pilot

The Indonesian low-cost carrier, Citilink, is under investigation by authorities after a pilot showed up for his flight allegedly intoxicated. Video footage recorded on Dec. 28 shows the pilot struggling to walk and eventually dropping his belongings as he tried to pass through a security checkpoint. The pilot then proceeded to…