The national airline Garuda Indonesia, in collaboration with Bank Mandiri, officially opened the Garuda Indonesia Travel Fair (GATF) 2023 today, Friday (27/10), at Level 21 Mall Denpasar. GATF 2023 is being held simultaneously in 7 major cities in Indonesia until October 29, 2023. Apart from Denpasar, other cities hosting GATF 2023 include Jakarta, Medan, Palembang, Surabaya, Makassar, and Jayapura.
In this edition of GATF 2023, Garuda Indonesia has prepared at least 30,000 flight seats on several preferred routes, both domestic and international, with a variety of discounts of up to 80%, as well as other value-added offers.
These offers are valid for travel until October 2024. Garuda Indonesia aims to attract a total of 55,000 visitors in Jakarta in addition to the 7 major cities in Indonesia.
The opening ceremony of GATF 2023 was attended by Mr. Putu Apriyanto, the Regional Transaction and Consumer Head of Bank Mandiri for Region XI Bali Nusa Tenggara, and Mr. Ade Nurman, the General Manager of PT. Garuda Indonesia Bali, at Level 21 Mall Denpasar Bali.
Garuda Indonesia's CEO, Irfan Setiaputra, stated that GATF 2023 is not just an event held to welcome the year-end holiday season but also brings a travel fair closer to the public by hosting GATF simultaneously in 7 major cities in Indonesia for planning trips well in advance.
"With the simultaneous hosting of GATF 2023 in 7 major cities in Indonesia, we certainly hope that more people will attend the designated locations in each city, allowing them to directly access attractive offers for various Garuda Indonesia tickets and travel packages, both domestic and international, at special prices," said Irfan.
Irfan continued that by partnering with Mandiri as a bank partner, in the implementation of GATF 2023, Garuda Indonesia is offering various added values to service users, especially by providing additional cashback of up to IDR 4 million. In addition to offering special flight tickets with discounts of up to 80%, in this GATF, Garuda Indonesia will also conduct flash sales, providing additional discounts at specific times.
Apart from offering special prices, at GATF 2023, Garuda Indonesia also offers various other promotional programs such as cashback with 0% instalment for up to 12 months with Bank Mandiri, a 50% bonus on redeeming Livin'poin to GarudaMiles, a Member Get Member Bonus of up to 2500 Miles, a 43% discount for Award Ticket Redemption, a 10% discount on Garuda Indonesia Cargo, a 20% discount on Lounge Access, and a discount of up to 80% on Prepaid Baggage. This year's GATF also includes a daily domestic flight ticket auction program starting from IDR 300,000.
In addition to providing attractive offers for accessing flight tickets, Garuda Indonesia also offers a Welcome Bonus of 600 miles for new GarudaMiles junior members who register during the program period, as well as a Welcome Bonus of 2023 miles for new GarudaMiles Regular members who register during the GATF 2023 period.
Furthermore, Garuda Indonesia also provides various additional added values, ranging from discounts of up to 15% for domestic routes and 18% for international routes, as well as special prices for some flights served by Garuda Indonesia's airline partners such as KLM, Air France, Air Europe, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jet Star, Malaysian Airlines, and Bangkok Airlines.
Meanwhile, Deputy CEO of Bank Mandiri, Alexandra Askandar, added, 'Sales at the Garuda Indonesia Travel Fair (GATF), held simultaneously in 7 major cities this year, are targeted to grow twice as much compared to GATF in October 2022, to achieve this, Bank Mandiri is providing various additional benefits for Mandiri Credit Card, Debit Card, and QRIS Livin' by Mandiri customers who want to purchase tickets/tours at the Garuda Indonesia Travel Fair 2023 event, including cashback of up to IDR 4.25 million, flash sale*, extra discounts of up to 25% for Livinpoin exchanges, and the convenience of 0% instalment payments for up to 12 months.'
'Bank Mandiri is also supported by the Super Apps Livin' by Mandiri service, which is equipped with various features for the convenience, comfort, and security of customers for both domestic and international transactions with Mandiri Credit Cards, such as changing the card PIN, converting transactions into instalments, downloading E-billing, checking the remaining card limit, checking transaction history details, and Virtual Cards,' said Darmawan.
'Under the concept of a one-stop shopping for traveling, it is hoped that with the organization of GATF, Garuda Indonesia can facilitate the need for safe and comfortable air accessibility for the public and further strengthen the tourism ecosystem. In addition, through the GATF event, it is expected to contribute to maximizing the company's performance growth by optimizing efforts to increase passenger traffic as we approach the end of the year,' concluded Irfan.
Level 21 Mall