National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia inked a deal on Wednesday with 17 local education institutions giving students a discount of up to 25 percent on airfare and increased baggage weight.
Among the 17 education institutions that signed the memorandum of understanding with Garuda are University of Indonesia, Gadjah Mada University, Bandung Institute of Technology, Bogor Institute of Agriculture, Airlangga University, Hasanuddin University, Diponegoro University, University of Riau, Mulawarman University, University of North Sumatra and Paramadina University.
Bandung International School, Global Jaya International School, ACG International School, Tiara Bangsa School, Pelita Harapan Foundation and Jubilee International School were also among the signees.
Students from the 17 institutions will be eligible for discounts of up to 25 percent for both domestic and international flights and they can enjoy an extra 10 kilogram baggage limit for study or vacation trips.
“Educators and staff members of the education institutions, as well as parents accompanying students on the flights will also be subject to interesting fares when flying with Garuda Indonesia,” Garuda marketing and sales director Elisa Lumbantoruan said after the signing of the memorandum of understanding in Jakarta on Wednesday.
“This is an effort to strengthen the loyalty of Indonesian higher education institutions to Garuda, and is a move to expand Garuda’s corporate market,” she added.
Garuda has established partnerships with about 1,500 companies in Indonesia, and is hoping to increase the figure to 1,600 this year.
It is also targeting Rp 3 trillion ($324 million) in revenue from corporate partners this year.