COLLABORATION between the national airline Garuda Indonesia and The Pokémon Company through the operation of the Pikachu Jet GA-1 thematic livery which was applied to the Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft. This effort is an innovative step to develop Indonesia’s tourism sector by attracting domestic and regional tourists, especially Pokemon fans, to fly with Garuda Indonesia to various destinations in Indonesia.

According to the Deputy for Digital Economy and Creative Products at the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Muhammad Neil El Himam recently shared the story of the long struggle to explore cooperation until finally the signing of an MoU between Garuda Indonesia and The Pokemon Company in running Pokemon Air Adventures, starting May 30 2023.

“We saw Pikachu, who is one of the legendary icons of Pokemon, collaborating with the legendary icon of Indonesia’s proud aviation, namely Garuda Indonesia. This collaboration is expected to provide a special flight experience to passengers and loyal fans of Pokemon/Pikachu and Garuda,” he said.

Likewise, the President Director of Garuda Indonesia, Irfan Setiaputra, revealed that the launch of the Pikachu Jet GA-1 thematic livery design is an ongoing initiative by Garuda Indonesia which continues to be aligned with the public’s interest when welcoming the presence and various Pokémon thematic experiences on Garuda Indonesia flights.

“The official operation of the Pikachu Jet GA-1 also responds to the enthusiasm of the public who want to experience a unique flight experience through the launch of the livery and various activations with The Pokémon Company,” said Irfan.

The operation of the Pikachu Jet GA-1 thematic design is part of the “Pokémon Air Adventure” program which will be held on March 2-3 2024 in Bali. This program is a collaboration between Garuda Indonesia and The Pokémon Company to provide a new and unique flight experience for Garuda Indonesia service users, especially Pokémon lovers.

Furthermore, the aircraft with the Pikachu Jet GA-1 livery will also serve several domestic routes such as Batam, Medan, Palangkaraya, Malang, Balikpapan, Yogyakarta, Denpasar-Makassar (round-trip), Merauke-Jayapura (round-trip), as well as the Surabaya-Singapore international route (round-trip). []