TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Garuda Indonesia airline continues to operate its Jakarta-Kuala Lumpur routes amid the total Covid-19 lockdown in Malaysia from June 1 to 28.
"Until 18 days of the 'total lockdown' period, Garuda Indonesia still serve the passengers in twice a week schedule," said Garuda's Malaysia Country Manager Malaysia, Fredrik Kasiepo, in Kuala Lumpur, Friday, June 19, following the meeting with the atache of communication of Indonesian Embassy, Capt. Supendi.
Malaysia announced a total lockdown for the entire states on May 30.
"The total lockdown starts on June 1 until 14 and extended to June 28, except for the land, water, and air transportation sectors, as well as airports," he said.
According to Fredrik, Garuda Indonesia will still serve those who aim to travel back home from Kuala Lumpur to Indonesian regions through transit city, Jakarta.
"We're operating on Thursday and Sunday by monitoring the people's need based on the supply and demand. If needed, we'll add more," he said.
Capt. Supendi called on all Malaysian airlines that fly to Indonesia, including Garuda Indonesia, to be proactive in reminding the passengers to implement the health protocols.
He also reminded the would-be passengers about the three times of swab test maximum in 24 hours before the departure with negative results, done in the hospitals or clinics approved by the Malaysian Health Ministry.