Garuda Indonesia have order 14 A330-900neo worth $5.75. The deal was signed at a ceremony in London with the President of Indonesia, His Excellency Joko Widodo and British Prime Minister, David Cameron present. This deal is marks another milestone for Garuda Indonesia and Airbus. They had a long relationship. Garuda received their A300 in 1981. Here is what the Garuda Indonesia CEO Arif Wibofo had to say:
We are pleased to announce that we continue our long-standing relationship with Airbus. Both Garuda Indonesia and Airbus fully understand the aim of the deal as a long-term strategy to win the global challenge. The A330neo represents a more-efficient future for Garuda Indonesia. This order restructuring is believed to support our continued commitment to deliver the most modern, comfortable and excellent air travel service to all customers as well as to strengthen the sustained positive growth and business expansion of the company.
Garuda Indonesia will use the A330neo to expand their medium and long haul network to Europe with non-stop flights from Indonesia to Europe and vice versa as well as for extra capacity. Currently, Garuda Indonesia’s long haul consists of 24 Airbus A330’s, 10 Boeing 777-300ER and two Boeing 747-400’s.