|December 11, 2013|
Garuda Indonesia Appoints Sentot Mujiono As Vice President, Southeast Asia
|Indonesia's national carrier, Garuda Indonesia, has appointed Sentot Mujiono as Vice President, Region Southeast Asia. In his new role, Mujiono will be responsible for growing and managing the airline's operations in Brunei, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. Garuda Indonesia currently operates more than 100 flights a week from these markets to Indonesia and beyond.|
Based in the airline's office in Singapore, Mujiono assumes this leadership role after having held various positions with the national carrier since 1987. Mujiono started his career at Garuda Indonesia and over the past 26 years has worked across different departments within the company from reservations and ticketing to sales and marketing. Prior to taking up this latest role, he spent five years in China as General Manager, taking charge of the airline's operations in the market.
"Asia is a key market in our 'Quantum Leap' strategy and Sentot's extensive experience and knowledge of the industry and our operations will be a great asset as we continue to build on the momentum to improve our regional flight connections. With our entry into SkyTeam in 2014, we will be looking into broadening and strengthening our network further, linking Indonesia to major destinations around the world," said Emirsyah Satar, President and CEO, Garuda Indonesia.
In 2012, Garuda Indonesia was named 'The World's Best Regional Airline' as well as 'The Best Regional Airline in Asia' by SkyTrax. Most recently, Garuda Indonesia was named 'ASEAN Premium Airline of the Year' at the inaugural LIMA 2013 ASEAN Commercial Aviation Awards and voted "The World's Best Economy Class", by Skytrax, recognizing the airline's outstanding achievements.
Garuda Indonesia is the national airline of Indonesia. It is a full-service network carrier and serves 40 domestic and 36 international routes. The airline's main hubs in Indonesia are located in Jakarta, Denpasar, Makassar, Surabaya, Medan, Balikpapan. In July 2009, the airline unveiled a new aircraft fleet, new in-flight product, new service concept and a fresh corporate identity to mark the start of its transformation into one of Asia's most successful and profitable airlines. Garuda Indonesia received its IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification in May 2008, recognising that the airline is fully compliant with global best-practice standards for flight operations, aircraft maintenance and safety management systems. In December 2009, the airline was also upgraded to a four-star rating by Skytrax, the global benchmark for airline service standards, confirming the improvement in its front-line product and service quality.