Garuda Indonesia has plans to open a new route to Warsaw from Jakarta as part of its co-operation with Polish national flag carrier LOT Polish Airlines.
As the first stage of the co-operation, the two airlines will agree to a codeshare or special priority agreement (SPA).
During a meeting with LOT Polish Airlines CEO Sebastian Mikosz in Warsaw on May 12, Garuda Indonesia CEO Arif Wibowo said that the carrier aimed to increase its flight service to other potential cities in Europe. Garuda presently offers flights to London and Amsterdam.
"Based on our study, Poland is a promising destination for our next route in Europe. That is why we are ready to co-operate with LOT Polish Airlines," said Arif as reported by Antara news agency on May 12.
Poland's strategic location is considered to provide a beneficial central hub for countries in Eastern Europe, Central Europe and Scandinavia.
According to Mikosz, LOT already has plans to add more to its fleet as well as expand its flight network to Asia.