Garuda Indonesia has taken delivery of its 75th airplane, a Next-Generation 737-800 with Blended Winglets directly from Boeing in Seattle.
Garuda Indonesia is the expanding state-owned flag carrier and operates a fleet composed primarily of Boeing 747s and 737 aircraft. The airline plans to add 23 737-800s in 2010 arriving directly from Boeing and from aircraft leasing companies. The airline plans to be operating 42 737-800s by the end of 2010. "The airline has an aggressive fleet-expansion plan that is part of its 'quantum leap' transformation strategy," said Garuda Indonesia's President and CEO Emirsyah Satar. The airline plans to nearly double its fleet from 67 to 116 airplanes by 2014. The 737-800 fleet will support Garuda Indonesia's expansion plans as it adds new domestic routes and increases frequencies on regional services.