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Published on January 28, 2015

On Tuesday, 27th January 2015 Skytrax officially    recognized Indonesia’s national flag carrier, Garuda Indonesia as a five-star airline.This is the  highest rating granted to commercial airline companies around the world, thus placing  Garuda Indonesia  among the globe’s only top seven  airlines which include  Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, and All Nippon Airways. Skytrax is  a UK-based consultancy that runs airline and airport reviews.

“This award will  be a challenge for all of us in Garuda to continue giving even  better service and develop our business in order to offer the best service to customers,” stated Garuda’s CEO M. Arif Wibowo in Jakarta on Tuesday, as quoted by

Through its  official website, Skytrax first announced Garuda Indonesia’s new rating on 11th December 2014. In it, Garuda Indonesia is considered to have successfully improved its services based on its strict auditing system.

Skytrax president director, Edward Plaisted added that Garuda Indonesia deserved the five-star rating, as it had undergone massive improvement of its services. Further, Edward added that the carrier has shown excellent performance for the past few years.

Indonesia’s  Minister of Transportation, Ignasius Jonan, on his part  commented that the five-star rating awarded to  Garuda Indonesia is indeed an excellent achievement. “This is an extraordinary achievement and I believe that this has been attained  through continuous hard work, consistency and commitment. I want Garuda to fly even  higher to become  the best carrier in the southern part of the globe ,” added Minister Jonan.