Friday, April 8, 2011

CITILINK will operate AIRBUS A320 in July 2011


Strategic business unit of PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk, Citilink will use its new fleet, the Airbus A320 in July 2011. The aircraft will be brought up to six units until the end of this year.

Finance Director of Garuda Indonesia, Elisa Lumbantoruan said, the procurement of modern aircraft are needed for business competition in the segment of low-cost airlines or low cost carrier (LCC).

Elisa explains, the arrival of the aircraft starting in July of two units, August and the remaining two units are expected to come until the end of the year. "Procurement done gradually," Elisa said.

The former boss of PT Hewlett Packard Indonesia, said the reason the election as a fleet of Airbus A320s which will be operated in the near future because of availability of aircraft and crew that is possible than the Boeing 737-800 NG. In addition, with a capacity of Airbus A320 can be maximized to 188 passengers, will be more efficient for Citilink. While competitors have been operating the fleet with the latest type and has a maximum capacity.