Delta Airlines and Garuda Indonesia have signed a codeshare agreement between Indonesia and the US.
The new partnership will see Garuda's code added to Delta flights from Tokyo (Haneda) to Los Angeles International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Flights will be conveniently timed to allow passengers from Jakarta to connect with the two US cities.
Pending government approval, tickets will be available for purchase in July 2014.
As members of Skyteam, passengers from both carriers will be able to enjoy reciprocal benefits such as mileage accrual and redemption, as well as lounge access. Meanwhile, both Delta and Garuda will benefit from the revenue sharing that airlines usually enjoy when codesharing with one another.
"The new partnership with Garuda will provide significant new travel options for customers of both carriers and will enhance travel and trade between the two countries," said Vinay Dube, Delta's senior vice president - Asia Pacific.
The codeshare flights between Tokyo and the US will be operated by Delta's Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, which offers 35 seats in business elite, 32 in economy comfort and 153 in economy class.
Inflight entertainment is available in every seat, and a five-course wine-paired menu (created by master sommelier Andrea Robinson) will be available on business class. Other benefits include Westin Heavenly Inflight Bedding as well as Tumi amenity kits with products from Malin+Goetz.
To match the available capacity on Delta’s 767-300ER, Garuda Indonesia will operate its Airbus A330-200 for the Jakarta-Haneda route. The aircraft will feature a similar 36 seats in business class and 186 in economy.
Garuda’s business seats are able to convert into full flat beds, and the airline’s economy cabin has an average seat pitch of 33-34 inches. Personal inflight entertainment is available in every seat.