Garuda Indonesia receives its first B777

3 Jul 2013 by GrahamSmith

Boeing delivered Garuda Indonesia's first 777-300ER in Jakarta yesterday.

The long-haul, twin-aisle airplane is the first of ten that have been ordered by the airline and will be deployed on its one-stop Sydney-Jakarta-London Gatwick route from November (see online news, April 18).

Garuda Indonesia is configuring its B777s, which are a key component of its Quantum Leap fleet revitalisation programme, with eight first class suites, 38 business class seats and 268 seats in economy, the later served by a 3-3-3 layout.

The aircraft is also equipped with in-flight internet connectivity.

Emirsyah Satar, president director of Garuda Indonesia, said: "The 777 is an extraordinary airplane that will bring a new level of experience for our first and business class passengers."

Dinesh Keskar, Boeing's senior vice president Asia Pacific and India sales, added: "We're proud to celebrate this milestone with Garuda Indonesia. The world's elite airlines fly the 777 and I'm sure Garuda's passengers will notice the difference from the moment they step on and see the new interior."

Garuda Indonesia currently operates 82 aircrafts and serves 33 domestic and 18 international destinations in Asia, Australia, and the Netherlands in Europe.

Graham Smith

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