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Garuda Indonesia is First Airline in Indonesia to Provide Vaccination Travel Lane Services

Rabu, 01-December-2021 19:00

A Garuda Indonesia aircraft at an airport
Foto : Garuda Indonesia
A Garuda Indonesia aircraft at an airport

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Indonesian national airline Garuda Indonesia is the first airline company in Indonesia to serve the Indonesia-Singapore Vaccination Travel Lane (VTL) flight via the Jakarta – Singapore flight route, which is operated through flight number GA 836 and is served 6 times per week with the A330-300 fleet.

Through the Vaccination Travel Route program, travelers from both countries who have met the criteria, in this case having received a complete dose of Covid-19 vaccination in accordance with WHO recommendations and meeting other criteria, can travel between countries without having to quarantine upon arrival.

President Director of Garuda Indonesia Irfan Setiaputra said this was in line with the acceleration of the Covid-19 vaccination program carried out by various countries,

“The implementation of the Vaccination Travel Path program has an important meaning for us in aligning our commitment to accelerate performance, especially in a pandemic situation by always ensuring the fundamental aspect of travel needs in the era of normality, namely a sense of security and comfort which is realized through the consistent application of health protocols in all lines of operation,” Irfan said in a press release, on Wednesday (12/01/2021).

“Getting the trust to support strategic initiatives that have important values ​​in bilateral relations between countries is certainly a reflection of our commitment to our active role as national flag carriers to always actively participate in supporting the Government's mission in accelerating national economic recovery. Through this support, of course, we hope that we can also make a positive contribution in supporting the revival of the tourism sector through the readiness of air connectivity infrastructure,” explained Irfan.

In line with the implementation of the Vaccination Travel Route policy which began today, Monday (29/11), Garuda Indonesia also continues to strengthen the readiness of its main supporting operational aspects through the consistent implementation of health protocols on all flight service lines that continue to be optimized together with other airport stakeholders.

We believe that the important key in the successful implementation of the Vaccination Travel Path program is the focus on managing the implementation of health protocols that should be carried out end-to-end, supported by an adaptive aviation service infrastructure in this new normal era. Of course, with the support of stakeholders and the readiness of infrastructure that Indonesia and Singapore have, the implementation of the Vaccination Travel Path program is an important marker of a new era of aviation services during the pandemic.

"The momentum for the implementation of the Vaccination Travel Path is a positive signal for the global aviation industry to continue to accelerate to maximize its performance recovery efforts. In line with the increasing number of countries that open entry access for foreign tourists, one of which is implemented through the Vaccination Travel Route cooperation, we believe this momentum will not only have a positive contribution to the recovery of airline performance, but also become a separate multipier effect for the economic recovery of the main country. tourism sector,” Irfan said.

Reporter : turkhan
Editor : turkhan

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