At Garuda Indonesia Virtual, we aim to provide the best virtual flight sim experience for our pilots, providing a route network of over 400 routes. These consist partly of Garuda Indonesia Routes, but also include Citilink, Codeshare and Heritage Routes, using our MD-11. Additionally, we offer Flash Flights with staff members, weekly Skyteam Routes of the Week and events in partnership with Blaze Event Group.
Garuda Indonesia Virtual Group was originally founded in 2019 as Garuda Indonesia Virtual Airlines. Our founder, @Ozzy wanted to bring more attention to the Asian market, as at the time most Virtual Airlines were based in Europe and the US. Since then, Garuda Indonesia has turned into a small, but growing, virtual community. Eventually, after Ozzy decided to hand off his position, @Matt777 took over the CEO position. Most recently, we changed our name from Garuda Indonesia Virtual Airlines (GAVA) to Garuda Indonesia Virtual Group (GVG), as Citilink has become a part of our Virtual Group. Additionally, we presented our new CEO, @Sean_McCormack, who has been a member of the VA for a long time.
Hello, My name is Seán and I’m from Galway, Ireland. I’ve been a member of GVG since August 2019 and have gone from being a pilot to HR Manager, to COO and now, I’m very grateful to be the VAs brand new CEO!! On behalf of all the friendly, dedicated and helpful staff at GVG, I would like to let you in on how much we want to grow and improve the VA. We are looking forward to improving our events in partnership with Blaze Events Group, welcoming the Airbus A330neo into our operations, and much more. We hope to see you among our Virtual Community soon!
Board of Directors
Recently we introduced a new, very extensive Rank structure, so flying for us will always be rewarding for our pilots. Each rank includes all the routes of the previous ranks plus the newly unlocked routes listed in the table below.
|Rank||Required Hours||Routes Available|
|Cadet||0 hours||Written and Practical Exam|
|Second Officer||0-15 hours||Garuda Routes under 1 hour|
|First Officer||15-40 hours||Garuda Routes under 3 hours|
|Sr. First Officer||40-100 hours||Garuda Routes under 5 hours|
|Captain||100-200 hours||Garuda Short Haul and Medium Haul Routes|
|Sr. Captain||200-350 hours||All Citilink Routes|
|Commander||350-500 hours||Codeshare Routes under 6 hours|
|Sr. Commander||500-700 hours||Codeshare Routes under 10 hours|
|Semeru||700-1000 hours||All Routes except Delivery and Heritage Routes|
|Kerinci||1000-1500 hours||Delivery Routes|
|Rinjani||1500-2000 hours||Heritage Programme unlocked|
|Elite||above 2000 hours||All Routes + ability to host Flash Flights|
At Garuda Indonesia Virtual Group, we offer an extensive route network of over 400 routes. These range from short-haul domestic routes all the way to long haul routes, like Jakarta to Amsterdam. Additionally, we offer over 200 codeshare routes as well as an extensive Heritage Programme using our Retro Aircraft, the MD-11. Recently, we included Citilink, a Garuda Indonesia subsidiary in real life, into our operations, currently making up for about 70 routes. Check out our full Route Database here.
Garuda CRJ-1000 - PK-GRE
Fleet Size - 2
With two active aircraft in the fleet, the Bombardier CRJ-1000 doesn’t play a big role in Garuda Indonesia’s operations. However, there are 16 aircraft currently parked, allowing Garuda to increase the total fleet size to 18. PK-GRE is one of the 16 aircraft currently parked, however, we continue to use the airframe in the virtual skies. Being able to carry 96 passengers, the CRJX perfectly fits some of the smaller and less busy routes in our database.
Garuda CRJ-1000 - PK-GRA
Fleet Size - 2
Showcasing Garuda Indonesia’s Skyteam membership, PK-GRA is always a beautiful livery to spot. Although it is parked in real life, we won’t keep you from using these stunning colours in the virtual skies.
Garuda 737-800 - PK-GMR
Fleet Size - 18
The Boeing 737-800 is the backbone of the Garuda Indonesia Fleet. With 18 currently in service, it is the most present aircraft in the fleet, however, it was once at 51 airframes that were in operation, which means that 33 aircraft are currently in storage. PK-GMR is active in real life and just as active in our fleet, accounting for most of our PIREPs filed. Carrying 174 passengers, it is popular on busy domestic routes as well as international routes, being able to fly as far as Australia and Thailand.
Garuda A330-300 - Generic
Fleet Size - 6
Unfortunately, our Airbus A330-300 livery got removed with the 21.4 updates, however, we will continue to use the Airbus A330-300 in the Generic livery. With six aircraft currently in operation and a further five in storage, the A330-300 plays a vital role in Garuda Indonesia’s widebody operations.
Garuda A330-900neo - PK-GHE
Fleet Size - 1
Being the newest aircraft in our fleet, the Airbus A330-900neo is truly impressive, with it’s beautiful livery and “glasses”. With currently one in operation and two parked, it doesn’t play a huge role in our operations yet, however there are a further three on order, so a total of six aircraft should eventually arrive at Garuda Indonesia.
Garuda 777-300ER - PK-GIA
Fleet Size - 4
The largest aircraft in our fleet, the Boeing 777-300ER operates on international long haul routes like the longest route in our database, Jakarta to Amsterdam. With four currently in operation and a further six in storage, the 777 may not be a big fleet in size, but it is definitely an important aircraft in our fleet.
Garuda MD-11 - PK-GIJ
Historic Fleet Size - 18
The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is our Retro aircraft. Operating solely on our Heritage programme, it covers mostly multi-stop routes from Indonesia to Europe and North America. All of these routes were once operated in real life when the MD-11 was in the Garuda Indonesia fleet and now we make them available to our highest ranks.
Citilink A320 - Generic
Fleet Size - 30
With 30 aircraft and 11 parked, the Airbus A320 is the most important member of Citilinks fleet. Although it will eventually be replaced by the newer Airbus A320neo, we will still see Citilink operate the ceo (current engine options) for a lot of years to come. Unfortunately, we don’t have the Citilink livery in Infinite Flight, however, you can vote for its addition here, and until it gets added we will continue to operate the Generic livery.
Citilink A330-900neo - PK-GYA
Fleet Size - 1
Thanks to the addition of the Citilink Airbus A330-900neo, we finally have the beautiful green livery of Citilink in Infinite Flight. Although there is only one A330neo in service today, there is another one parked read to go. With our small fleet of Citilink A330neos we operate some interesting charter flights, for example to China or the US.
Skyteam Virtual Alliance
Skyteam Alliance, founded in August of 2018 by Air France-KLM and Delta Virtual. Skyteam has been the dream of the leadership of the two Virtual Airlines since the conception of Infinite Flight’s Global Update in 2017 and has grown to include six great VA’s on Infinite Flight. The Skyteam Alliance has flourished behind the scenes with the integration of AF-KLM and DLVA into a centralized Discord, with new Sky Team VA’s joining the force.
Behind the backing of our partnership, Sky Team continues the longest route agreement between VA’s for weekly routes posted based on the IFATC schedule. Garuda Indonesia is part of Skyteam Virtual, bringing weekly Routes of the Week as well as Friday Night Flight Routes including a special 1.5x Flight Time Bonus to our pilots.
Apart from our collaboration with @SkyTeamIFC’s Airlines, GVG also has several partnerships with other VAs. Check our full list of partners below:
Garuda Indonesia Virtual Group uses a new platform for our Crew Center, Flare by VANet. Learn more about our modern Crew Center in the drop-down!
Flare Crew Center
On behalf of GVG Staff want to personally say thank you to @KaiM & @rebal15 for creating probably the most reliable, easy to use, and outstanding crew center. In early 2021, the GVG staff team decided to use Flare as the new Crew Center for Garuda Indonesia Virtual Group.
“Flare is a Crew Center that is very easy to use, although there are still some airport ICAOs that are still not covered by the VANet Database with one way or another adjustment everything can run smoothly until now.”
— @Syncline, COO GVG —
“Flare operation is very easy, especially in managing the PIREP of each pilot.”
— @Irfan_Adikurniawan, PIREP Manager GVG —
“At first it all looks confusing, but everything is very easy to use, since using our Flare pilots no longer have to calculate our total flight time if we have to add a multiplier.”
— @CamelGuy, Active GVG Pilot —
Start your journey with Garuda Indonesia Virtual Group now by filling out our Application Form directly below!