The national airline Garuda Indonesia officially launched the special mask livery on Airbus A330-900 Neo at Hangar 2 GMF AeroAsia (01/10). The special livery has a mask on the front (nose) of the aircraft, which also makes Garuda Indonesia as the first airlines in Indonesia with the special mask livery. The launch of the special mask livery is the part of Garuda Indonesia’s support to the government’s education program through the ‘Let’s Wear Mask’ campaign.
President & CEO of Garuda Indonesia, Irfan Setiaputra said, “Garuda Indonesia is always committed to supporting the government in preventing the spread of Covid-19, one of which is through the “Let’s Wear Mask” campaign.
“It is an honor for us to become the first national airline in Indonesia with the special mask livery on our aircraft. This is also in line with our commitment to prioritising passenger safety and comfort during the new normal era – especially in ensuring that all health protocols are implemented optimally and consistently in all lines of flight operations”.
“We realise that efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic requires full support from various parties or stakeholders. Hopefully, our efforts can increase public awareness of implementing health protocols, especially through the wear of masks in daily activities”, explained Irfan.
The total number of aircrafts that will use the masked livery are about 5 fleets, these special aircrafts will serve domestic flight routes as well as international flight routes, including to Singapore and Japan. However, currently, the total number of aircraft that have been designing with special livery is 1 and the rest of the aircrafts will be implemented in stages.
Furthermore, Garuda Indonesia consistently continues to ensure that the health protocols are implemented optimally in all flight operational lines, including through physical distancing between passengers, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for cabin crew, meals provided in mono use packaging, frequent disinfection of the aircraft cabin and through campaign towards the passenger about the air filtration system in aircraft which can filter dust, particles, and virus up to 99.97 percent.
Chairman of KPCPEN, Erick Tohir said, “We proudly appreciate Garuda Indonesia for actively promoting the ‘Let’s Wear Mask’ campaign in such a unique way. As this special livery will operate for domestic flights, in the near future there will be international flight routes using aircraft with the special mask livery. This is a great step to show people around the world that Indonesia prioritizes health care”.
Furthermore, to optimising the ‘Let’s Wear Mask’ campaign, Garuda Indonesia opens the aircraft mask livery design competition that gives opportunities for everyone to show their creativity through the design of aircraft mask livery. Those who are interested can join with their social media platform. The four best livery mask designs and will be implemented on Garuda Indonesia aircrafts.