Jakarta, November 10, 2016 – The national carrier Garuda Indonesia and British Embassy Jakarta today launched a new, joint campaign to promote tourism and education in both Indonesia and The UK.
The campaign is aimed to encourage Indonesians to visit the UK to experience the world’s best Football and Shopping or to Study at the UK’s world class Universities, and to fly there in style and comfort on Garuda Indonesia’s route to Heathrow, as well as to promote tourist visits to Indonesia.
Strong cultural, tourism, and educational ties between Indonesia and The United Kingdom are expected to strengthen the strategic bilateral partnership, in which one of them are through this joint campaign program.
The campaign was launched Thursday (10/11) at a ceremony in Garuda Indonesia Office in Jakarta. The partnership agreement was signed by President and CEO of Garuda Indonesia, M. Arif Wibowo, and British Ambassador to Indonesia, ASEAN and Timor Leste, Moazzam Malik.
President and CEO of Garuda Indonesia M. Arif Wibowo said, Garuda Indonesia are very pleased to be able to continue our longstanding partnership with British Embassy Jakarta.This new partnership will further boost those activities amongst two countries, whilst offering more added value for travelers between Indonesia and the UK. Besides, it is also in line with Garuda Indonesia commitment as flag carrier to promote Indonesian tourism.
British Ambassador said “The UK has the world’s most exciting football league, the finest fashion and shopping anywhere, great history and culture and the world’s best education. The UK is surprisingly affordable, and it’s easier to get to than ever before thanks to Garuda Indonesia’s excellent new flight from Jakarta to London.
Garuda Indonesia started to serve the flight to UK since 2014, as a strategic effort for the airline to strengthen its position as global player, as well as to implement the national commitment to promote Indonesian tourism worldwide.
Previously, Garuda Indonesia flew from Jakarta to London Gatwick Airport. To improve the service to all passengers to experience hassle-free journey with wider connection and network, starting on March 2016, Garuda Indonesia serve the flight to London Heathrow.
The campaign will run from November 2016 until April 2017, and will include a promo fare for customers travelling within the period. Travellers will also be offered a 15% discount shopping voucher at the Chic Outlet, Bicester Village near London.
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Garuda Indonesia Flies between Jakarta and London Heathrow three times a week on every Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The route is served by the state-of-the-art Boeing 777-300ER aircraft capable of carrying 314 passengers, in a three-class cabin configuration featuring its globally praised First Class, brand new business class service concept, and the world's best economy class (Skytrax Global Airline Awards 2013).
Garuda Indonesia has won Skytrax’s 5-star airline rating as well as winning the prestigious “The World’s Best Cabin Crew” for three consecutive years in 2014 to 2016 and “Best Economy Class” award in 2013, also from Skytrax. Garuda Indonesia is a member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance with 20 members, providing access to an extensive global network with over 17,300 daily flights to 1,062 destinations in 177 countries.
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