Boeing delivered Garuda Indonesia’s 75th Boeing jet, a Next-Generation 737-800 fitted with Blended Winglets, on April 18.
Garuda Indonesia, the Southeastern Asian nation’s state-owned flag carrier, operates a fleet composed primarily of Boeing 747s and 737s. The airline plans to add 23 737-800s in 2010 from both Boeing and leasing companies, and will be operating 42 737-800s by year-end.
“The airline has an aggressive fleet-expansion plan that is part of its ‘quantum leap’ transformation strategy,” says Emirsyah Satar, Garuda Indonesia’s president and CEO.
Garuda Indonesia plans grow its fleet from 67 to 116 airplanes by 2014, almost a doubling of the fleet within four years. The carrier says its 737-800 fleet will support Garuda Indonesia’s expansion plans as it adds new domestic routes and increases frequencies on regional services.
More than 120 customers around the world have ordered more than 5,000 Next-Generation 737s.