Garuda Indonesia has ordered 50 Boeing 737 MAX
8s, valued at $4.9 billion at current list prices.
The flag carrier of Indonesia will purchase 46
Boeing 737 MAX 8s and will convert existing orders for four Boeing
737-800s to 737 MAX 8s.
“The 737 MAX 8 represents a bright, efficient
future for Garuda Indonesia,” said Emirsyah Satar, chief executive
officer, Garuda Indonesia. “This order helps continue our
commitment to offer the people of Indonesia and Southeast Asia the
most comfortable, most efficient air travel in the region.”
Garuda Indonesia currently operates 77 Boeing
The 737 MAX incorporates
CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets
and other improvements.
Boeing says that the
737 MAX will be 14% more fuel-efficient than today's most
efficient Next-Generation 737s – and 20% better than the original
Next-Generation 737s when they first entered service.
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