Jakarta, March 23, 2021 - Garuda Indonesia National Airline, that is fully supported by BCA, is back with Garuda Indonesia Online Travel Fair (GOTF) which will be held online on 26 – 31 March 2021 through Garuda Indonesia's official digital channels such as "Fly Garuda" mobile application, Garuda Indonesia website and GOTF microsite www.garuda-indonesia.com/gotf.
GOTF is a regular event held by Garuda Indonesia in order to provide a wide selection of flight tickets and domestic travel packages with attractive offers, one of them is flight ticket discounts up to 85% and many other added values.
President Director of Garuda Indonesia, Irfan Setiaputra said that the implementation of the GOTF is a manifestation of Garuda Indonesia's commitment to continue to actively participate in supporting the recovery of the national economy, especially from the tourism sector, by providing many special and attractive offers for all Indonesians who will fly to various national leading tourist destinations.
Irfan added that the implementation of the online travel fair is also in line with Garuda Indonesia's commitment in facing the new normal era by providing healthy flight services and as company's efforts to provide seamless digital experience services.
“In collaborating with BCA as a bank partner, through this GOTF event, Garuda Indonesia offers many attractive flight plans to various priority tourist destinations such as Denpasar, Labuan Bajo, Sorong, Yogyakarta, Medan, Balikpapan, and Banyuwangi."
“As for our support for the recovery of national tourism, of course, we will always follow the commitment to implementing health protocols performed consistently, especially physical distancing during flights, that has become Garuda Indonesia’s main concern as the aviation service provider during this transition period by coping with new habit ," said Irfan.
Besides offering discounts up to 85%, during 2021 GOTF program, Garuda Indonesia service users will also receive other benefits in the form of a Free Antigen Rapid Test. As for service users, who make transactions using Fly Garuda App, will also get other benefits in the form of a Welcome Bonus up to 2,000 Miles and 50% extra Miles.
This online travel fair program also offers many choices of flights to various priority destinations at the best price with additional flight ticket discounts from IDR 500,000 up to IDR 2,000,000. Other than those offers, during "Happy Hour" program that is held at 09.00 – 11.00 AM WIB and 5.00 – 7.00 PM WIB every day, customers will get the opportunity to receive other benefits in the form of additional discounts up to IDR 2,200,000 for ticket purchase using “Fly Garuda App.” Furthermore, BCA also offers attractive benefits in the form of 0% installment for 3, 6 and 12 months period or a 50% discount up to IDR 200,000 with BCA rewards.
In line with Garuda Indonesia's commitment to provide safe and comfortable flight experience during the pandemic, President Director of BCA Jahja Setiaatmadja said that the digital era can be a solution to provide security and comfort in doing transactions, especially in the midst of current pandemic. It is undeniable that the digital era brings new trend in the business world. Costumers today crave convenience and comfort in obtaining what they want. In the tourism industry, costumers today crave easy access to reach their dream tourist destinations, including the convenience of buying flight tickets.
“We are fully aware of the limited mobility space due to the current pandemic situation. However, we are confident that these limitations will not hinder us for achieving the dreams and hopes, to travel to leading tourist destinations that has been planned ahead,” said Jahja.
“BCA as the official bank partner is proud to support Garuda Indonesia Online Travel Fair (GOTF) . BCA has prepared special offers for those of you who visit this special event. We hope that Garuda Indonesia Online Travel Fair can bring tourism back better in Indonesia," Jahja concluded .
GOTF has been held since 2016 and this year's event, Garuda Indonesia collaborates with several other business partners such as Agoda, Aero Globe Indonesia, Aerowisata Hotels & Resorts, Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort, Marriot Bonvoy, and Plataran Indonesia as well as several shopping & experience partners such as Bluebird, Frame A trip, MAPCLUB, Joumpa, and SweetEscape to provide travel package choices that meets the current traveling trend among Indonesians.
Garuda Indonesia Introduces “Fly Garuda” App
During GOTF event, Garuda Indonesia also introduces "Fly Garuda" application, which is an upgrade version of previous mobile app by bringing various additional service updates. This application can be downloaded on Android and iOS devices. This application brings innovative features to improve user experience, especially during the transition period of coping with new habits.
This latest application is designed to offer convenience for the users, one of them is faster online ticket booking process and check-in service. Besides “Fly Garuda” application, Garuda Indonesia also introduces various new features on GarudaMiles, a digital version of the in-flight magazine and access to e-HAC services that offers a more personal and practical experience for customers.
President Director of Garuda Indonesia "Fly Garuda App introduction is also Garuda Indonesia's effort to increase its market potential through e-commerce and digital markets, through various digital platform developments that are now owned by the company, as well as Garuda Indonesia's commitment to continue to improve services for the customers ," Irfan added.
“For that reason, updating the mobile app is also an intention to get closer to the customers while at the same time offers seamless digital services as an effort to provide contactless flight services, especially during transition period of adjusting to new habits nowadays," Irfan concluded.
Garuda Indonesia Online Travel Fair – (top, left-right) President Director of Garuda Indonesia Irfan Setiaputra, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno and President Director of BCA Jahja Setiaatmadja. (bottom, left-right) Director of Commerce and Cargo of Garuda Indonesia Mohammad Rizal Pahlevi, Director of Services, Business Development and Information Technology of Garuda Indonesia Ade R. Susardi and Director of BCA Santoso.
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