Monday, February 22, 2010

Garuda Indonesia launch Boeing 737-800 Next Generation


Garuda Indonesia is launching its new aircraft, namely Boeing 737-800 Next Generation, Sunday (21.2.2010) in Semarang Ahmad Yani Airport. This aircraft serve flights route of Semarang-Jakarta.

General Manager of PT Garuda Indonesia Semarang Branch, Kokoh Ritonga, hoping the 162-capacity aircraft was able to pamper its passengers because of the video screen comes on every desk. With Audio Video on Demand facilities, passengers can choose the option 25 films, 10 TV programs, 35 choices of music albums, and 25 interactive video games.

"The plane was also displayed at the Singapore Airshow some time ago," said Kokoh Ritonga. Garuda Indonesia also claim that they are the only airline in Asia that use this type of aircraft with entertainment facilities.

Kokoh Ritonga said, now this aircraft has only served two of nine the flight schedule Semarang-Jakarta route. Flight schedule at 9:20 and 19:40. According to Kokoh, until 2014, Garuda Indonesia has a target of 90 Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft. "This year, we only have 23 units," said Kokoh.