Indonesian national carrier Garuda has started serving London and Manchester as part of a Europe-wide codeshare with Etihad Airways.
The airline also moved its international hub from Dubai to Etihad’s Abu Dhabi base.
Other international routes being served as part of the codeshare arrangement are Paris, Moscow, Athens and Muscat.
In return, Etihad passengers will be connected with Garuda’s network of services across the Indonesian archipelago, Asia, Australia, and Japan.
Etihad will partner on the Jakarta-Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta-Abu Dhabi routes and to major cities in Indonesia such as Surabaya, Denpasar, Manado, Makassar, and Balikpapan via Jakarta.
Garuda president Emirsyah Satar said: “The decision to move our hub was made to deliver on our promise to raise the quality of service for our customers and is a key part of the codeshare agreement signed with Etihad Airways in October.
“The opening of the Abu Dhabi hub will accommodate passengers who wish to travel to more than 80 destinations served by Etihad Airways in 50 cities in Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Africa.”