The contract, signed in December, represents the first direct purchase by Citilink from Airbus. It follows an order placed in 2011 by Garuda...

Citilink, the low cost subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia, has placed a firm order with Airbus for 25 A320neos.

The contract, signed in December, represents the first direct purchase by Citilink from Airbus.


Indonesian low-cost carrier Citilink, set up by Garuda Indonesia, operates 12 (some reports say 14) leased Airbus A320s and by January 2013 had ordered  for Airbus 15 more A320 current engine option (A320ceo) aircraft and 35 A320neos

Indonesian low-cost carrier Citilink, set up by Garuda Indonesia, operates 12 (some reports say 14) leased Airbus A320s and by January 2013 had ordered for Airbus 15 more A320 current engine option (A320ceo) aircraft and 35 A320neos

 

It follows an order placed in 2011 by Garuda Indonesia for 15 Airbus A320 and 10 Airbus A320neo aircraft for operation by Citilink. However, Garuda is expected to spin off Citilink as an independent company, according to Wikipedia.

Citilink already operates a fleet of 12 leased Airbus A320 jets on its fast-growing domestic network, according to Airbus. However, according to Wikipedia, the airline has a fleet of 14 leased A320s.

Citilink, an Indonesian low-cost airline set up by Garuda Indonesia in 2001, has operated a mixed bag of Boeing 737-300s and 737-400s as well as 12 (some reports say 14) leased A320s. The 737s are due for retirement when new orders for 15 A320s and 35 A320neos are delivered. Citilink also reportedly ordered 50 ATR 72-600 turboprops in late December 2012, to allow large-scale expansion to smaller destinations

Citilink, an Indonesian low-cost airline set up by Garuda Indonesia in 2001, has operated a mixed bag of Boeing 737-300s and 737-400s as well as 12 (some reports say 14) leased A320s. The 737s are due for retirement when new orders for 15 A320s and 35 A320neos are delivered. Citilink also reportedly ordered 50 ATR 72-600 turboprops in late December 2012, to allow large-scale expansion to smaller destinations

 

“The A320 has played a key role in the recent success of Citilink,” says. Arif Wibowo, chief executive officer of Citilink. “The low operating costs, fast turnaround times and strong passenger appeal of the A320 make it perfect for our operation and we are looking forward to the even greater efficiencies that will come with the NEO.”

Firm orders for Airbus A320-family jets have reached nearly 8,900 aircraft and more than 5,300 aircraft have been delivered to more than 380 customers and operators worldwide.

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