Garuda to receive eight planes next year
National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia says it will receive eight new airplanes and withdraw seven older aircraft from its fleet in 2012.
Garuda will receive six Boeing 737-800 NGs and two Airbus A330-200s, president director Emirsyah Satar said over the weekend.
The aircraft to be retired include several Boeing 737 series jets, kompas.com reported.
The procurements will leave the nation’s flag carrier with a fleet of aircraft with an average age of 7 years, down from a current average of 12 years.
Garuda’s fleet is currently consists of 85 airplanes, comprising three Boeing 747-300s, six Airbus A330-200s, six Airbus A330-300s, nine Boeing 737-300s, seven Boeing 737-400s, five Boeing 737-500s, and 47 Boeing 737-800 NGs.