Garuda Indonesia will ensures to prepare an additional 1,000 seats for the flight route from Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur (return) on December 26, 2010. Additional seats are intended to ease the country fans who will watch the AFF Cup final 2010 between Indonesia and Malaysia at Bukit Jalil Stadium, Malaysia.
"This is one of our support," said Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications, Garuda Indonesia, I Poetra Tri Sakti. Therefore, Garuda Indonesia has prepared Boeing B747-400 to bring supporters of the Garuda National Team from Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur.
He explained that the Boeing 747-400 aircraft with a capacity of 42 executive class and 386 economy class will be flown from Jakarta at 10:00 pm and arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 13.00 local time. After the match, the aircraft will be flown back from Kuala Lumpur at 23:00 hours local time and arrive in Jakarta at 24.00 pm. "So this is a traveling one-day trip from Jakarta-Kuala Lumpur-Jakarta by using the same aircraft, the Boeing B747-400," he said.
In addition, a subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, also prepared two additional aircraft from Surabaya to bring supporters from Surabaya to Kuala Lumpur. As of Jakarta, low cost carrier is also planning to dispatch a plane to Kuala Lumpur as an extra flight.
"Additional flights are additional flights on the two regular flights (every day) between the two cities using a Boeing B737-800 with a capacity of 150 seats, each of which departed at 0845 pm and 17:10 pm," he said.
Not only that, added Tri, they is also preparing bus transportation from the airport to the Bukit Jalil stadium (return) and coordinate with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the convenience of purchasing tickets football games for passengers.
"Garuda Indonesia offering a special price airline tickets one-day trip starting from USD 156 nett," he said. Garuda Indonesia will also continue to see market growth and anticipated demand for the fans immediately if it is still necessary additional flight.
Local committee in Kuala Lumpur to prepare about 15,000 tickets for supporters of Indonesia to witness the final round match between teams of Indonesia and Malaysia teams at Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, which has a seating capacity of around 80,000.