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Garuda Indonesia Takes Delivery Of New A330-300 Fleet

September 30, 2013 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Garuda Indonesia, the airline of Indonesia, has taken the delivery of the first of its new fleet of 18 Airbus 330-300s at a special ceremony in Toulouse, France.

One of the new Garuda Indonesia A330-300 aircraft takes flight

One of the new Garuda Indonesia A330-300 aircraft takes flight

The new aircraft, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, will form a major element in the modernisation of the airline’s fleet, which is with 5.9 years one of the youngest* in the region.

The airline’s new A330-300s feature a two class premium layout, with 36 seats that convert to full flat beds in Business Class and an extra spacious Economy cabin with an average seat pitch of 33-34 inches. Garuda Indonesia will operate the aircraft from its hubs in Jakarta and Denpasar (Bali) to Australia and other destinations across Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific.

The aircraft will join Garuda Indonesia’s existing Airbus fleet that currently includes 10 recently acquired A330-200s, used primarily on long range routes, and six early version A330-300s flying on domestic and shorter regional services.

Inside the new Business Class cabin

Inside the new Business Class cabin

“The A330 has been a key element in the success of Garuda Indonesia,” said Emirsyah Satar, President & CEO, Garuda Indonesia. “It remains one of the most efficient aircraft types on the market today and is a firm favourite with our passengers, offering the highest levels of in-flight comfort.”

Garuda Indonesia currently operates 106 aircraft and with its Quantum Leap programme will be operating 194 by 2015.

“With its new A330-300s Garuda Indonesia will benefit from proven operational reliability and the lowest possible operating costs,” said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer, Customers, Airbus. “At the same time, the airline’s passengers will be able to relax in one of the most comfortable cabins in the sky, with more space and wider seats in both classes than on competing aircraft in this size category.”

The twin engine A330 is one of the most widely used wide body aircraft in service today.

For further information, call Garuda Indonesia on 1300 365 330 or visit www.garuda-indonesia.com/au.

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