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Garuda Indonesia Launches ATR 72-600 Flights with Explore

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 3 December 2013
 

Garuda Indonesia today launches scheduled operations with its very first ATR 72-600.

The aircraft will be used on flights from Bali to Labuan Bajo and Ende, and from Bali to Bima and Mataram.

This ATR 72-600 is equipped with the new 'Armonia' cabin, specially designed for ATR by the Italian designer Giugiaro.

Emirsyah Satar, President and Chief Executive Officer of Garuda Indonesia, said, Today's flight is a major milestone in our policy of expanding regional connectivity across our country. The introduction of our new modern regional ATR turboprop aircraft represents a big step beyond of our 'Quantum Leap 2011-2015' transformation and expansion program, which aims to specially strengthen our domestic service.

This ATR 72-600 with Explore brand will increase the connectivity between new tourism and new economic growth destinations in remote areas as well as to explore the richness and diversity of Indonesia, he added.

ATR 72-600

Passenger capacity: 68 to 74 seats
Engines: Pratt & Whitney 127M
Maximum take-off power: 2,750 horsepower per engine
Maximum take-off weight: 23,000 kg
Maximum load: 7,500 kg
Maximum flight range when fully loaded: 900 nautical miles (1,665 km)

Garuda, Indonesia, ATR

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