JAKARTA, July 19 (Reuters) - Flag carrier Garuda Indonesia
(GIAA.JK) has been brought to court after failing to pay a debt
to an air cargo firm PT My Indo Airlines (MYIA), the two
companies said on Monday.
The court proposal had no immediate impact to Garuda's
operations, the company said in the statement, adding it will
ensure flight services continue.
The first court appearance is set for July 27.
"We are currently studying the PKPU proposal submitted by
MYIA together with consultant appointed by the company to
provide further response to the proposal," Garuda chief
executive Irfan Setiaputra said in a statement, without
providing details on the debt amount.
PKPU is an Indonesian court proceeding that could be
initiated by either debtor or creditor seeking debt settlement.
The Indonesia Stock Exchange has suspended trading of
Garuda's shares since June 18 after the airline defaulted on its
$500 million sukuk a day earlier.
Garuda has said it was considering settling its outstanding
debt in court as its finances continue to be significantly
impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
A legal representative of MYIA confirmed the suit but
declined to share further details.
The airline reported around a loss of about $2 billion in
2020, with its short-term liabilities at $3.4 billion.
(Reporting by Bernadette Christina; Editing by Fransiska
Nangoy, Martin Petty)