On Friday 5 September 2014, Acting British Ambassador Rebecca Razavi will bid farewell to the famous Indonesian band Nidji, ahead of their trip to the UK on the inaugural Garuda Indonesia flight to London.
While in the UK, Nidji will visit London’s most famous palaces, parks and landmarks, explore British culture and cuisine, as well as showcase Indonesia’s amazing musical talent.
Acting British Ambassador Rebecca Razavi said:
I am very pleased to welcome Nidji to the UK to explore our vibrant capital city, and experience our culture, history, diversity as well as the hospitality of the British people.
I am also delighted with the new Garuda flight to London. Britain and Indonesia share many values as democratic island nations with diverse communities reflecting many different backgrounds and religions. We look forward to welcoming more Indonesians to experience these similarities for themselves. We hope you enjoy our beautiful countryside, our world class football and music festivals, and study at our prestigious universities.
In this occasion we would like to thanks to Melon Indonesia & Telkomsel to support this cultural trip happened, and also thanks to Garuda Indonesia & UK Embassy who has supported this trip. And we can’t wait for the next program.
Executive Vice President (EVP) Marketing and Sales Garuda Indonesia, Erik Meijer expressed his appreciation to the British Embassy to Indonesia, which has involved and provide the opportunity for Garuda Indonesia to participate and be involved in contributing to the improvement of the image of Indonesia.
Garuda Indonesia committed to continue to support and cooperate with various parties in a variety of activities that can contribute positively to the image of Indonesia, one of them by giving support to Nidji as the brand ambassador Indonesia in the UK.
Meanwhile on September 8, 2014 Garuda Indonesia will operate London routes through Amsterdam hub. Garuda Indonesia will serve its services to the capital city of England, connected to the Jakarta – Amsterdam nonstop flight. The opening of the service will boost business activities between Indonesia and the United Kingdom, while offering seamless connectivity to and from even more destination in Garuda’s global and regional network.
Notes for Editors:
Nidji tour to London is under a programme from a digital content provider Melon, and supported by British Embassy Jakarta, and Garuda Indonesia.
Indonesia is an important country to the UK. In the year ending June 2014 the UK issued:
- 38,202 visas to Indonesian nationals – an increase of 6%
- 32,839 visit visas – an increase of 6%
- 1,921 work visas – an increase of 5%
- 1,948 long term student visas – an increase of 31%
Most Indonesians chose London as the main destination in the UK. Going the other way over 200,000 British people visited Indonesia last year, predominately to Bali.
Nidji is one of the leading bands in Indonesian music industry. Under the label Musica studio’s, which has produced several albums which several hits, the latest album was contains special Movies Soundtrack songs. In connection with the program “Trip With Nidji to London” the main mission of Nidji is to educate the public to buy the songs, image & creator legally, and restore public confidence in the digital programs that sells everything that relates with artist and song writer, images and others copyright in digital format by providing various gifts as an attracted. Implementation of the program which includes the winner and Nidji, would be authentic that the program is real and legal.
About Garuda Indonesia
Presenting a new level of service excellence in air travel, Garuda Indonesia, the national airline of Indonesia, seamlessly connects more than 64 destinations worldwide to not only one of the largest economies in Southeast Asia, but also an array of exotic locations in the beautiful archipelago of Indonesia all at once. With approximately 500 daily flights and a fleet of around 140 aircraft, Garuda Indonesia proudly serves our passengers with the award-winning “Garuda Indonesia Experience” service, which highlights Indonesia’s warm hospitality and rich diverse culture.
The airline continuously strives, through its ongoing transformation program, to provide better and more convenient services with one of the youngest fleets in the sky, which should grow to around 194 aircraft by 2015. In March 2014, Garuda Indonesia joined SkyTeam, the global airline alliance with 20 members, providing access to an extensive global network with over 15,700 daily flights to 1,064 destinations in 178 countries.