Garuda Indonesia has unveiled new livery for its B737-800NG aircraft featuring a face mask.
The new livery was designed by Jailani Sidik, the winner of the first phase of the airline’s “Fly Your Design Through the Sky” competition that took place between October 1 and October 9.
“The design of mask livery comes with the cultural richness and the beauty of Indonesian nature that is shown by the authentic symbols such as Balinese Barong, the exoticism of Temple, the icon of Indonesian fauna – Komodo as well as other various Indonesian cultural and natural richness,” reads a statement from the carrier.
President and CEO of Garuda Indonesia Irfan Setiaputra said that the aim of the competition was to raise awareness about the importance of wearing a face mask during the Covid-19 pandemic.
He added that the new livery will “gradually” be painted onto a total of four aircraft.
“We certainly realise the efforts to socialise the implementation of health protocols specifically to wearing masks, need full support as well as participation from any other parties,” said Setiaputra.
The other three phases of the “Fly Your Design Through The Sky” competition will be held throughout this month. The airline says the three other winners will be announced gradually throughout the month and in early November.