Thursday, July 22, 2010

Garuda Indonesia order six Airbus A330-200

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PT Garuda Indonesia managed to complete the rescheduling of debt payments the company to European Credit Agency or the ECA amounted to 247 million U.S. dollars until 2016. In line with this, Garuda Indonesia also ordered six Airbus A330 aircraft valued at 1.15 billion U.S. dollars.

"Yes. In principle, the agreement with the ECA has been completed. We ordered six Airbus A330-200," said Emirsyah Satar President Director of Garuda Indonesia. In an official statement mentioned by Garuda Indonesia, Garuda Indonesia announced the reservation of six Airbus A330-200 aircraft in addition to the contracts signed in 1989.

Announcements ordering six A330-200 aircraft is carried out jointly by the President Director of Garuda Indonesia, Emirsyah Satar and Airbus President & CEO Tom Enders and witnessed by the Ministry of Transportation Directorate General of Civil Aviation Herry Bhakti Sungayudha Gumay. The plane was scheduled to start arriving in the fourth quarter of 2012, and will strengthen the ranks of Garuda Indonesia fleet.

Garuda Indonesia currently has four A330-200 aircraft and six A330-300s that it operates. New A330-200 aircraft will be equipped with various features that add convenience of passengers who were divided into two classes service, ie business class and economy class. The aircraft will serve the cities of destination in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Europe. This aircraft will be equipped with Trent 700 engines from Rolls-Royce.

"Since we operate last year, the A330-200 aircraft have been proven to have excellent ability, especially in terms of economic and operational," said Satar, Garuda Indonesia President Director. Tom Enders - Airbus President & CEO - said it was pleased to reestablish the long-term partnership with Garuda Indonesia. "This plane reservations to reaffirm that the A330 aircraft is the most efficient aircraft in the medium category at the moment and the right choice for airlines around the world," he said.

To date, nearly 700 A330-200 aircraft has been operated by 80 airlines around the world.