Garuda Indonesia is celebrating the arrival of the airline’s first Boeing 777-300ER, after the aircraft touched down at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on July 2.
The long-haul aircraft is the first of 10 Boeing 777-300ER widebodies for the airline and is a key component of Garuda Indonesia’s ‘Quantum Leap’ fleet revitalization program.
“The 777 is an extraordinary airplane that will bring a new level of experience for our first and business class passengers,” says Emirsyah Satar, president director of Garuda Indonesia.
The airline has decided to configure each of its new 777-300ERs with eight first-class suites, 38 business-class seats and 268 seats in economy class. Its 777-300ERs are also equipped with in-flight internet connectivity.
The Boeing 777-300ER can fly up to 7,825 nautical miles (14,490 kilometers). All 777-300ERs are equipped with two General Electric GE90-115B engines, the GE90-115B being the world’s most powerful commercial jet engine.
Garuda Indonesia is the flag carrier of Indonesia and operates as a full-service airline. Garuda Indonesia currently operates 82 aircraft and serves 33 domestic and 18 international destinations in Asia, Australia and Europe (where it operates to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol).