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Garuda To Buy 30 Being Planes

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KUALA LUMPUR ­ – Garuda Indonesia intends to purchase 30 787-9 Dreamliners, as well as up to 30 737 MAX 8 airplanes.

In a joint statement today, Boeing said it will work with Garuda Indonesia to finalise the order, at which time it will be posted to its orders and deliveries website.

The statement said in addition to the announcement today, the flag carrier would also reconfirmed its intent to purchase 50 737 MAX 8s, originally announced in October 2014.

“The airline currently operates more than 90 Boeing airplanes, including Next-Generation versions of the 737, 777-300ERs and 747-400s,” it said.

Garuda Indonesia president/chief executive officer, Arif Wibowo, said the agreement was part of Garuda’s revitalisation programme to provide its
passengers with the best possible experience with the youngest fleet in the sky.

“It is also to support the airline’s future plan to further expand its fleet in the sky and to support the airline’s future plan to further expand its network globally.
“The 787 Dreamliner and 737 MAX are extraordinary airplanes with exceptional
economics that will keep us competitive and bring a new level of service excellence for our customers,” he said.

President/chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Ray Conner, said Boeing and Garuda had been partners in aviation for over 35 years and the airline was honoured to work together again as the airline expanded and continued to renew its fleet.

“The 787-9 and 737 MAX will be a great complement to Garuda’s current Boeing airplanes, providing them with additional capability and superior economics and their customers with an exceptional flying experience,” he said. – BERNAMA


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