Citilink and JD.id collaborate on airline services

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com's JD.id partnered with Citilink Indonesia airline to improve passenger service in the cabin and ticket sales. Citilink said the company has signed a memorandum of cooperation with JD.id related to the operation of online sales and entertainment applications.

Tinuku Citilink and JD.id collaborate on airline services

"We have signed a MoU with JD.id," said Commercial Director of Citilink, Andy Adrian.

Citilink will also have entertainment apps that passengers can enjoy while flying. Partnership allows Citilink passengers not only to shop in the cabin, but also after leaving the plane, even at home and anywhere using a smartphone.

"Later, passengers can use Internet signals in the aircraft to live what kind of technology built. Now is in technology development and testing in early October," said Adrian.

Citilink is a subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia subsidiary. The company was founded in 2001 as a Strategic Business Unit (SBU) and functioned as one of the low cost alternatives. The airline serves international routes in Indonesia, China, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia and Timor Leste.

Citilink said the two companies will provide Internet signals such as wifi using new systems to operate cross-country applications and are independent of satellites. Adrian did not elaborate on the technology to be implemented.

"With a target of 13 million passengers this year we have to offer something new, and one of the tips we are doing is joining e-commerce," Adrian said.

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