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Indonesian Airline Brings Musical Concerts Onboard

Indonesian Airline Brings Musical Concerts Onboard

Saturday, 12 January, 2019 - 06:30
This file photo from September 28, 2015 shows two Garuda Indonesia aircraft at Jakarta's Sukarno-Hatta airport. AFP
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In a scheme aimed at luring more millennial passengers, Indonesian national carrier is bringing music concerts on domestic flights.

The airline "Garuda" said that Singer Abdul performed the first concert onboard during a flight from Jakarta to Denpasar, the German News Agency reported.

Askara Danadiputra, Garuda's CEO, said: "With these live concerts, we hope we can offer a new and exciting experience for our passengers."

"The airline aimed at bringing young Indonesian talents on its aircraft as part of the 'G- Acoustic' initiative," he added.

Garuda recorded losses of $216 million in 2017 and $114 million between January and September 2018. The company's financial situation deteriorated due to an unsuccessful ambitious expansion campaign in recent years.

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