THE EARLY 1960s are considered to have been the glory days of Garuda Indonesia Airlines, with a fleet of new Electras and the hotrod of the skies, the Convair 990A, taking the carrier to Hong Kong, Rome, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris and even Canton (Guangzhou) via Phnom Penh. It was considered among the best airlines in the region. Fast-forward to 2009 and CEO Emirsyah Satar reflects on that era with a promise: "We will be one of the world's best airlines by 2014 with a ...

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