29-Apr-2013 1:41 PM

Garuda Indonesia announces fleet and route expansion plans for 2013

Garuda Indonesia Airlines announced (26-Apr-2013) the following strategic plans for 2013:

Fleet expansion programme: Garuda and Citilink will take combined deliveries of 40 aircraft. By the end of 2013 the carrier will operate a total of 139 aircraft (104 Garuda and 35 Citilink), with an average fleet age of 4.2 years. Through the carrier's 'Quantum Leap' programme, it will expand its fleet to 194 aircraft by 2015.

New hub: Garuda Indonesia will open a Medan hub by mid-2013 to improve connectivity in the Western province. Through the Medan hub, the carrier will eventually serve direct flights from Medan toward the surrounding cities such as Pekanbaru, Riau, Palembang, Padang, Aceh and Penang. Flights from Medan hub will be operated with CRJ1000 aircraft with a capacity of 96 seats.

New Routes:

Codeshares: Through a codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways the carrier will offer codeshare service to Frankfurt, Brussels, Milan, Dusseldorf, Munich and Bahrain. [more - original PR - Bahasa Indonesia]

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