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Garuda Indonesia Hosts Meet And Greet With Liverpool FC

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Garuda Indonesia, the airline of Indonesia, has welcomed Liverpool Football Club to Australia with a bang at an exclusive meet and greet followed by acocktail party at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne last night. The team arrived on Monday 22nd July on Garuda Indonesia’s dedicated A330-300 aircraft, complete with LFC livery.

Hosted by the airline, Kilo Touré and Jordan Henderson from the iconic English Premier League team attended the event and mingled with Garuda Indonesia’s frequent flyers, partners and selected guests ahead of their friendly match against Melbourne Victory on Wednesday 24th July.

Also in attendance was Garuda Indonesia’s new Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Erik Meijer, who addressed the 120 attendees, and discussed the airline’s incredible growth over recent years. “The partnership with Liverpool FC represents how far Garuda Indonesia has come, and is part of our ongoing transformation into a global player in the airline space. Liverpool FC has a huge international following and it is really rewarding to be working so closely with a brand that has such a passionate fan base,” commented Erik Meijer.

Bagus Y. Siregar, Vice President for Garuda Indonesia Australia and SWP said: “We are very proud to be able to bring one of the most celebrated football teams in the world to Australian shores on Garuda Indonesia to meet their fans and test Melbourne Victory’s skills. Last night’s event brought together some of our most valued passengers and partners with Liverpool’s players – a very rare and outstanding opportunity.”

Billy Hogan, Chief Commercial Officer at Liverpool Football Club remarked: “We have millions of fans in Australia and we are thrilled about coming to play in their home country for the first time. Our partner Garuda have helped make history for the Club and our LFC family Down Under”.

As Official Global Airline Partner, Garuda Indonesia will host the team’s travel through Indonesia, Australia and Thailand, where they will play matches on 20, 24 and 28 July respectively. Liverpool Football Club’s pre-season tour comes in a bid to connect with fans throughout the world, and the Melbourne Cricket Ground match against Melbourne Victory is set to excite football fans nationwide.

For further information, call Garuda Indonesia on 1300 365 330 or visit

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