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Garuda Indonesia signs MoU with Airbus for 50 A320s to join Citilink fleet

22-Jun-2011 9:57 AM

Garuda Indonesia and Airbus signed (21-Jun-2011) a contract for the purchase of 50 A320 family aircraft, consisting 25 firm and 25 optional orders. The 25 firm orders comprise 15 standard A320s and 10 A320neos. The 25 aircraft will be joining the Garuda Citilink’s fleet in stages from 2014 to 2018 a total of five aircraft p/a. Garuda Indonesia President and CEO Emirsyah Satar stated the order is part of Garuda Indonesia’s efforts to increase the capacity of Garuda Citilink to cope with the growing of low cost market. Garuda Citilink is a Strategic Business Unit (SBU) of Garuda Indonesia which provides low cost services. Currently, Garuda Citilink operates six B737-300s and -B737-400s to serve and connect eight destinations in Indonesia, namely Jakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar, Batam, Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, Makassar and Medan. Later this year, Garuda Citilink will begin to operate the A320 leased aircraft. [more]