Garuda Indonesia orders 14 A330-900 neos

21 Apr 2016 by BusinessTraveller

Garuda Indonesia has placed an order for 14 Airbus A330-900 neo aircraft, to be delivered from 2019.

The agreement - which was signed in London in the presence of the David Cameron and the President of Indonesia, His Excellency Joko Widodo – replaces a previous order for seven A330-300 aircraft.

The A330-900 neos will feature Airbus’ recently unveiled Airspace by Airbus cabin design (see news March 23), for which TAP Portugal is set to be the launch customer next year (see news April 7).

Garuda Indonesia A330-900 neo

Commenting on the Garuda aircraft order Prime Minister David Cameron said:

“This deal underlines the increasing importance of our ties with Indonesia - a fast growing economy and set to become the seventh largest in the world by 2030. 

“We are the fifth biggest investor in Indonesia and our relationship has more untapped potential. We want to encourage more British businesses to seize on these opportunities and we will continue to support them by banging the drum for British skills and expertise.” 

Garuda recently announced plans to launch direct non-stop flights between London Heathrow and Jakarta (see news February 17).

Mark Caswell

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