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Garuda Indonesia orders Four Boeing 777-300ERs

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Latest Travel News Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Garuda Indonesia has ordered four Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The order is valued at more than $1 billion at current list prices.

Additionally, Garuda confirmed a previous unidentified order for seven Next-Generation 737-800s placed in 2007, and confirmed it has converted 18 of its existing 737-700s on order to 737-800s and six 777-200ERs on order to 777-300ERs.

"We are extremely pleased with the support provided by Boeing to restructure previous purchase commitments," said Emirsyah Satar, president-director and chief executive officer of Garuda Indonesia. "This will enable Garuda to strategically implement its fleet renewal and expansion plan to meet the demands of a changing marketplace."

Garuda originally placed an order for six 777-200ERs in 1996 and 18 737-700s in 1999, which were recorded on Boeing's order books. With this new order, Garuda's total order now stands at 25 737-800s and 10 777-300ERs jetliners. Additionally, the airline acquired purchase rights for an additional 25 737-800s and 10 777-300ERs.

Garuda's 737s will be fitted with Blended Winglets, which will improve fuel efficiency, increase range, and reduce CO2 emissions and takeoff noise.

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