Garuda Indonesia confirmed (11-Oct-2012) it took delivery of its first of six Bombardier CRJ1000 aircraft ordered. The airline is the launch customer for the aircraft in the Asia Pacific region. Garuda Indonesia also plans to operate 12 additional CRJ1000 aircraft through a third party lease agreement. The airline holds options for a further 18 aircraft of the same type. Garuda Indonesia president and CEO Emirsyah Satar said, "The CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft has already established a reputation for superior economics, outstanding fuel economy and better passenger comfort, which position it as the right airliner for our network expansion and new service to growth markets". [more - original PR]
Garuda Indonesia takes delivery of first CRJ1000 aircraft
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