Airlines & Airports
|January 29, 2014|
Liverpool Football Club Announces Garuda Indonesia As Their First Training Kit Partner
|Liverpool Football Club has announced airline Garuda Indonesia as their very-first Official Training Kit Partner. The partnership kicks-off on 1 June 2014 for two seasons. |
The national airline of Indonesia became the Club's Official Airline Partner in 2012. Following the success of Liverpool FC's 2013 preseason tour to Asia and Australia, Garuda Indonesia has decided to take their partnership with the Club to the next level by becoming their training kit partner.
"Last year we flew Liverpool FC to their tour destinations. We saw first-hand the following that this club has, not only in Indonesia but in Thailand and Australia too. We knew then that this football club would be the perfect partner for Garuda Indonesia as we grow our airline across the world" said Emirsyah Satar, President & CEO, Garuda Indonesia.
"As a global player and the flag carrier of Indonesia, Garuda Indonesia is committed to bring the beauty of Indonesia and its richness culture to the world. With co-branding partnership with LFC, we are confident Indonesia will be increasingly recognized by the world, especially by Liverpool fans worldwide", added Mr. Satar.
The Reds enjoy a massive fan base in Asia and especially in Indonesia, where fans represent the biggest following on the Club's Facebook page (over 1.5 million). Indonesia also has the biggest following of any local-language LFC Twitter account with over 90,000 followers. The official Indonesian local-language website also helps to bring the Club closer to fans no matter how far away from Anfield they live.
"We are delighted to be extending our partnership with Garuda Indonesia who will become our very first training kit partner. Liverpool FC has a huge following in Indonesia, which makes this award winning airline a perfect partner for us as we work to connect with fans all over the world," said Billy Hogan, Chief Commercial Officer at Liverpool FC.
"It makes us extremely proud that Garuda Indonesia has chosen to partner with Liverpool FC as they increase their coverage and continue their transition from a regional airline to a global carrier. As one of the world's biggest football clubs, we will be able to help grow their reach in new markets while strengthening our relationship with a partner that we have already shared two fruitful years with, together we are building on success," he added.
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Presenting a new level of service excellence in air travel, Garuda Indonesia, the national airline of Indonesia, seamlessly connects more than 60 destinations worldwide to not only one of the largest economies in Southeast Asia, but also a plethora of exotic locations in the beautiful archipelago of Indonesia all at once. With approximately 500 daily flights and a fleet of around 130 aircraft, Garuda Indonesia proudly serves our passengers with the award-winning "Garuda Indonesia Experience" service, which highlights Indonesia's warm hospitality and rich diverse culture.
After receiving the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate in 2008 and becoming a registered IOSA Operator, Garuda Indonesia implements security and safety standards that puts it on par with other leading IATA member airlines. The airline continuously strives, through its ongoing transformation program, to provide better and more convenient services with one of the youngest fleets in the sky, which should grow to around 194 aircraft by 2015.
In line with improvements in various aspects of its performance and service, Garuda Indonesia has won a number of accolades and recognition from both national and international institutions, including "The World's Best Economy Class" award from Skytrax and the "Best in Region: Asia and Australasia", by the "Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX)".