PT (Persero) Garuda Indonesia is the national airline of Indonesia. It is named after the mythical bird Garuda. It is headquartered atSoekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang. In Indian Vedic tradition, … see full wiki
Garuda is actually "is a large mythical bird or bird-like creature that appears in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology". The Indonesian government named the national carrier after the mythical bird. Garuda services mainly domestic market and also Asian countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, China and uses mostly Airbus aircrafts for international flights.
Clearly, the airline does not have as good a reputation as its neighboring airline, Singapore Airline. However, the pilots of Garuda are well trained in familiar terrains and navigates better than any other foreign airlines when it comes to the domestic routes. A Silk Air flight to Sumatra once crashed while on the same route less than an hour later, the Garuda flight landed safely!
I've taken Garuda Indonesia a few times in my younger days and have always been impressed with the skill of its pilots who managed to touch down the aircraft nicely without a big bang like some in the US do! Having said that, many foreigners don't have confidence in this airline though.