Boeing and Garuda Indonesia announced today the airline’s intent to purchase 30 787-9 Dreamliners, as well as up to 30 737 MAX 8 airplanes.
Boeing will work with Garuda Indonesia to finalise the order, at which time it will be posted to Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website.
“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,” said Arif Wibowo, Garuda Indonesia president.
In addition to the announcement today, the 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.
“Boeing and Garuda have been partners in aviation for more than 35 years and we are honoured to work together again as they expand and continue to renew their fleet,” said Ray Conner, president of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
“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.”
Garuda Indonesia seamlessly connects 76 destinations worldwide to not only one of the largest economies in south-east Asia, but also an array of exotic locations in the beautiful archipelago of Indonesia all at once.