Source = Garuda Indonesia
Liverpool Football Club and award-winning airline Garuda Indonesia have revealed the Red’s training kit for next season. The launch of the legendary football club kit coincided with the inaugural direct flight from Jakarta to Amsterdam on the Garuda Indonesia’s B777-300ER, which took place on 30 May 2014.
LFC legends Dietmar Hamann, Phil Thompson and Luis Garcia took the Club’s UEFA Champions League trophy to Jakarta’s Central Park mall to celebrate the launch of Liverpool’s return to Champions League as well as the launch of Garuda Indonesia’s very first direct flight into Europe.
The three European Cup winning players then unveiled the 2014/15 training kit, which will be worn by manager Brendan Rodgers and his squad, including Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.
“Liverpool FC has been without Champions League football for five seasons until now. This is a very special moment for the Club and fans. What makes today extra special is that Garuda are launching their first direct flight to Europe so myself and the other former players will be taking the European Cup on that special flight” commented Dietmar Hamann, who played a key role in the famous UEFA Champions League final in 2005.
The national airline of Indonesia became the Club’s Official Airline Partner in 2012. Following the success of Liverpool FC’s 2013 preseason tour to Asia and Australia, Garuda Indonesia decided to take their partnership with the Club to the next level by becoming their training kit partner.
“We are proud, finally Garuda Indonesia and Liverpool FC has been able to increase the cooperation that previously has been running for 2 years, became "The Official Performance Partner of Liverpool FC" which will be active on June 1, 2014, which is Garuda Indonesia in cooperation becomes "The Training Kit Official Sponsor of Liverpool FC " for the Premier League season 2014/2015. With this partnership with Liverpool FC, we are confident Garuda Indonesia will be increasingly recognised by Liverpool fans worldwide, said Emirsyah Satar, President & CEO, Garuda Indonesia”.
The Reds enjoy a massive fan base in Asia and especially in Indonesia where the Club has the biggest following of any local-language LFC Twitter account with over 100,000 followers along with the second biggest following on the Club’s Facebook page (2 million). The official Indonesian local-language website also helps to bring the Club closer to fans no matter how far away from Anfield they live.
Garuda Indonesia’s direct Jakarta to Amsterdam route is serviced by a Boeing 777-300ER, and includes the airline’s first ever first class cabins. Both First and Business Class guests can enjoy a chef on board service for bespoke meal service, as well as lay flat beds and premium bedding. Across all classes on board the 777, Garuda Indonesia has introduced a new service concept which includes premium meal options across all classes, and an exemplary level of hospitality; redefining and improving the Garuda Indonesia Experience.