Jakarta, 27 June 2023 - National Flag Carrier Garuda Indonesia on Monday (26/6) operated a humanitarian flight to Yangon, Myanmar with a fleet of Airbus A330-300. On the flight, Garuda Indonesia transported 31.6 tons of humanitarian aid initiated by the Government of Indonesia through the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), consisting of health kits, logistical needs, and disaster response equipment for the victims of Cyclone Mocha in Myanmar.
The Humanitarian Flight departed from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport with GA-8560 at 14.00 WIB and arrived at Yangon International Airport at 17.35 LT.
Garuda Indonesia CEO Director Irfan Setiaputra said the humanitarian flight was a form of Garuda Indonesia's commitment to always realizing its commitment, as a national flag carrier, to fully support the solidarity of the Indonesian nation, especially in international humanitarian missions.
"Of course, it is an honor for us to be able to contribute again in realizing Indonesia's humanitarian mission to friendly countries, where the delivery of this assistance not only represents our commitment to always be at the forefront in carrying out national missions but also as part of a form of international solidarity, said Irfan.
Irfan continued, the departure of humanitarian assistance from the Indonesian people for the people of Myanmar who were affected by the Mocha cyclone disaster had been carried out through intensive coordination with stakeholders, especially concerning the safety and security aspects of interstate flights.
"Regarding the transportation of this humanitarian aid, we would like to express our appreciation and thank all parties who have supported the smooth running of the entire humanitarian flight process. Hopefully, our synergy in this humanitarian mission will provide more than just benefits for our brothers and sisters in Myanmar, but also an injection of enthusiasm and a message of brotherhood from the Indonesian people for them," concluded Irfan.
PT GARUDA INDONESIA (PERSERO) Tbk