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Garuda flies tricky path through China and Saudi travel bans

COVID-19 threatens routes that contribute 20% of revenue, new CEO says

Garuda Indonesia CEO Irfan Setiaputra is working on ways to refinance the carrier's nearly $800 million of debt. (Photo by Dimas Ardian)

JAKARTA -- While Indonesia has suffered less direct impact from the coronavirus than neighbors, flag carrier Garuda Indonesia is not safe yet, with the airline's new CEO revealing that a combined 20% of revenue comes from flights to China and Saudi Arabia.

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