Indonesian President Joko Widodo and first Lady Iriana Widodo flew economy class to Singapore to attend the graduation ceremony of their youngest son, Kaesang Pangarep. And if that wasn’t laidback enough, Jokowi and his entourage sat on the tail end of their Garuda Indonesia flight.
According to the republic’s popular daily,Detik, Jokowi arrived at Terminal 2E at Soekarno-Hatta Airport this afternoon. Thrilled that the nation’s premier was within grasp, other passengers quickly crowded around Jokowi, most of them asking for selfies.
But just like a regular citizen, Jokowi went through the airportâ€™s security checks and put his belongings through the x-ray machines before queuing up with other passengers to check in.
The normcore president also refused to wait for his flight at a VIP lounge.
In the plane,he and his wife were assigned seats 44A and 44B in economy class, though it looks like he bought out the whole row as well as the rows surrounding him for his security detail and personal assistants.
Thatâ€™s all well and good, as long as he paid for it from his own wallet.
Cabinet Secretary Andi Widjajanto said President Jokowi decided to fly with a commercial line because the graduation ceremony is an event outside of state affairs.
â€œYes, theyâ€™ll fly economy class. Because the graduation ceremony in Singapore is a private event,â€ Andi said at the State Palace yesterday, as quoted by Merdeka.com.MYNEWSHUB