Garuda Indonesia’s return to the UK was celebrated on Monday 8 September with a cake cutting ceremony featuring: Guy Stephenson, COO London Gatwick Airport; the Indonesian Ambassador to the UK T.M. Hamzah Thayeb; Jubi Prasyeto, GM UK for Garuda Indonesia; and Richard Green MP, the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Indonesia. There was also an exchange of gifts between Gatwick Airport and Garuda Indonesia.
Garuda Indonesia is a sponsor of English Premier League football team Liverpool FC. Former club legends Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler were on hand to celebrate the arrival of the airline into the UK. Both players looked on as ‘Football Artist’ John Farnworth (who holds five Guinness World Records) wowed the crowds at check-in.