Indonesian airline Garuda Indonesia has named Ari Askhara as its new chief executive and he took on the role from 12 September – replacing Pahala Mansury.
Prior to his appointment, Askhara was the chief executive at state-owned port operator Pelabuhan Indonesia III and before that he worked at the airline as finance director.
The carrier has made other leadership changes and Garuda’s leadership board now comprises eight members.
The board is comprised of Askhara, Fuad Rizal as finance and risk management director, Pikri Ilham Kurniansyah as commercial director, Muhammad Iqbal as cargo and business expansion director, Heri Akhyar as human capital director, and Bambang Adisurya Angkasa as operations director.
Technical director I Wayan Susena and service director Nicodemus Panarung Lampe retain their roles.
Garuda Indonesia reported in its second quarter results that operating loss narrowed to $42 million, and revenues increased four per cent to $1.02 billion.