Garuda Indonesia signs for 14 A330-900neo aircraft

Garuda currently operates nine A330-200s and 15 A330-300s, and the latest order will see it take delivery of 14 A330-900neo aircraft – the larger version of the A330neo series.


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Garuda Indonesia has placed an order with Airbus for 14 new A330neo aircraft.The deal was signed at a ceremony in London in the presence of Indonesia’s President, Joko Widodo, and the UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron.

Garuda currently operates nine A330-200s and 15 A330-300s, and the latest order will see it take delivery of 14 A330-900neo aircraft – the larger version of the A330neo series. The new aircraft will be delivered from 2019 onwards.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron (centre) and Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo (far right) celebrate the deal with Arif Wibowo, CEO of Garuda (second left), Eric Schulz of Rolls-Royce (left) and Tom Williams of Airbus (second right). UK Prime Minister David Cameron (centre) and Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo (far right) celebrate the deal with Arif Wibowo, CEO of Garuda (second left), Eric Schulz of Rolls-Royce (left) and Tom Williams of Airbus (second right).

“We are pleased to announce that we continue our long-standing relationship with Airbus. Both Garuda Indonesia and Airbus fully understand the aim of the deal as a long-term strategy to win the global challenge,” said Arif Wibowo, Garuda’s CEO.

“The A330neo represents a more-efficient future for Garuda Indonesia. This order restructuring is believed to support our continued commitment to deliver the most modern, comfortable and excellent air travel service to all customers as well as to strengthen the sustained positive growth and business expansion of the company.”

Garuda becomes only the sixth airline in the world to have placed an order for the A330neo, following AirAsia X, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, TAP Portugal and TransAsia Airways.



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