Thursday, July 23, 2009

Garuda Indonesia on the right track

Garuda Indonesia

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono commend the success of the management of P.T (Persero) Garuda Indonesia Airlines on transforming this airline company. In 2004 Garuda Indonesia lose around IDR 811 billion, but in 2008 recorded profit of IDR 669 billion.

"Garuda Indonesia on right track," said the President, on Thursday (23 / 7), while speech at Garuda  Indonesia new office. President attend in the Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Cengkareng, Banten, besides to inaugurate a new Garuda Indonesia building of 17,000 square meters, is also to review the two new aircraft, i.e Boeing 737-800NG (Next Generation) and the Airbus A330-200.

Total B737-800NG ordered by Garuda Indonesia is 50 units. Garuda Indonesia also order 10 units of B777-300ER which will arrive in 2011. On year 2014 this airlines projection to fly 116 unit aircraft. The President would also like to congratulate the Minister of Transportation and other parties about the revoked of fly restriction by the European Commission. Although only four new airlines to revoked, namely Garuda Indonesia, Mandala Airlines, Prime Air, and Airfast.