Garuda Indonesia announced its intent to purchase 30 787-9 Dreamliners, as well as up to 30 737 MAX 8 airplanes.
Arif Wibowo, Garuda Indonesia, president and CEO, said: “The agreement is part of Garuda Indonesia’s revitalisation program in order to provide our passengers with the best possible experience with the youngest 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.”
Indonesia’s flag carrier 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.
Ray Conner, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said: “Boeing and Garuda have been partners in aviation for more than 35 years and we are honored to work together again as they expand and continue to renew their 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.”