A low-cost subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia
Citilink was established in 2001 as a business subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia. Later in 2009, Citilink Indonesia was validated in Sidoarjo. Then in 2012, the airline was able to establish itself separately as Citilink Indonesia, a product of its own business. In the early stages, Citilink was considered to be a business strategy for Garuda Indonesia to attract passengers into travelling with low-cost airline carriers. However, Citilink soon began to exceed expectations and has since enjoyed more and more success with each new year. Citilink has been able to adapt to the high safety standards and passenger luxuries of Garuda Indonesia with ease, but offers more affordable prices.