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Garuda Indonesia ends 2011 flying high

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 13 2012   /  10:39 am

High-flier: One of Garuda Indonesia’s aircraft undergoes regular maintenance at the PT Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF). Garuda’s passengers jumped 39 percent to 17.1 million at the end of 2011, up from 12.5 million last year, the airline said. CreditGaruda Indonesia ended 2011 on a high note as the national flag carrier managed to book significant growth in both the number of passengers and revenue during the year.

The airline’s president director Emirsyah Satar said in Jakarta on Thursday that total revenue jumped 38 percent to Rp 27.1 trillion (US$2.95 billion) in 2011, up from Rp 19.5 trillion in 2010, on the back of a sharp increase in the number of passengers.

“We hope we can increase our total revenue by a further 21 percent this year,” Emirsyah announced during the company’s press briefing.

He said that the number of passengers rose 39 percent to...