"We have carried out overhaul on the B737-800 aircraft belonging to Virgin Australia," Executive Vice President, Base Operation, GMF AeroAsia, I Wayan Susena, said after signing cooperation agreements with a number of airline companies at the Dubai Airshow on Monday.
He said the maintenance service had been done as per the schedule and to the satisfaction of the customer. Hence, it was hoped that this would open access to aircraft maintenance business from other Australian airline companies.
He said satisfaction must become the main concern so that GMF AeroAsia, a subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia airline company, could target Australian and South Korean markets.
Sharing his view, the vice president for sales and marketing, Tazar Marta Kurniawan, said the South Korean market is growing fast.
He said improving manpower in South Korea and Australia had become a determining factor for the company to target the two countries.
"The GMF has built a big capacity," he said, adding that the companies targeted in the two countries will not only be low-cost carriers but also the premium ones.
He said GMF AeroAsia has carried out maintenance on a number of planes belonging to world class companies such as Garuda Indonesia and Dutch KLM.
Regarding the Middle Eastern market, Tazar said many companies in the region had already cooperated with GMF AeroAsia.
GMF AeroAsia on Monday signed cooperation agreements with Iran Airtours Airline and KAM Airline from Afghanistan.
The Middle Eastern market is estimated to cover around 20 percent of the foreign clients of GMF AeroAsia. (WDY)