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Garuda Indonesia maintains its 5-Star Airline Ranking by Skytrax

Garuda Indonesia Airways Airbus A330-243 PK-GPK (msn 1028) NRT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 907728.

Garuda Indonesia has been Certified as a 5-Star Airline for 2018 by Skytrax, the international air transport rating organisation, during an Award Ceremony held today at the Changi Exhibition Center, Singapore Airshow 2018. This was the fourth consecutive year that Garuda Indonesia has been certified in this elite group of global airlines.

The 5-Star certification process is carried out through the “Skytrax Audit” process, with detailed assessment points covering every flight aspect, from pre-flight to in-flight and through to post-flight; such as quality of passenger service at the airport, quality of the waiting room, the comfort of the cabin, the inflight meal, the in-flight entertainment, to the service by the cabin crew.

Today, there are only 10 (Ten) Five Star Airliners from a total of 200 airlines worldwide. There are Garuda Indonesia, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, EVA Air, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Asiana Airlines, All Nippon Airlines (ANA), Hainan Airlines and Lufthansa.

In order to strengthen the company’s financial and operational performance, Garuda Indonesia and its subsidiaries work to a long-term business strategy entitled Garuda Indonesia Group, Sky Beyond 3.5, with a goal of being a value-driven aviation group with an achievement of 3.5 billion USD target on 2020 .

In addition, Garuda Indonesia’s subsidiary Citilink Indonesia (below) also attained a 4-Star Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) Airline certificate from Skytrax .

The 4-Star Rating has become a major milestone for Citilink Indonesia and the Garuda Indonesia Group, considering Citilink Indonesia is the first Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) Airline in Asia which has successfully attained the certification.

Top Copyright Photo: Garuda Indonesia Airways Airbus A330-243 PK-GPK (msn 1028) NRT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 907728.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Citilink-Garuda Indonesia Airways Airbus A320-251N WL PK-GTD (msn 7587) CGK (Michael B. Ing). Image: 938393.

Citilink-Garuda Indonesia Airways Airbus A320-251N WL PK-GTD (msn 7587) CGK (Michael B. Ing). Image: 938393.

 

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Garuda Indonesia takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8

First MAX 8, first flight on December 5, 2017, delivered on December 21, 2107

Garuda Indonesia Airways on December 21, 2017 accepted its first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 when the pictured PK-GDA was handed over.

Coyright Photo: Garuda Indonesia Airways Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 N6046P (PK-GDA) (msn 62093) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 940301.

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Garuda Indonesia opens the Denpasar (Bali) – Guangzhou, China route

Garuda Indonesia Airways Boeing 737-8U3 WL PK-GMG (msn 30141) DPS (Michael B. Ing). Image: 924195.

Garuda Indonesia (Jakarta) is expanding into China. The flag carrier made this announcement:

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As part of its continuous network expansion program, particularly of the Chinese market, Garuda Indonesia on Sunday, November 22, officially launched a direct flight from Denpasar to Guangzhou, China and return.

Garuda Indonesia flies the Denpasar – Guangzhou (GA 896) route three (3) times a week, every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday with a departure from Denpasar scheduled at 23:45 WITA and arriving in Guangzhou at 05:00 LT (local time). Meanwhile, the Guangzhou – Denpasar route (GA 897) is flown every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Departure time from Guangzhou is at 06:15 LT and arrives in Denpasar at 12:00 WITA. On this new route, Garuda operates a Boeing 737-800 NG with a capacity of 12 passengers in business class and 150 passengers in economy class.

Garuda Indonesia’s Director of Services, Nicodemus P. Lampe said that the Denpasar – Guangzhou vv service is part of the airlines network expansion strategy, especially to China. China is a very important market for Garuda Indonesia and the Airline will continue to develop services to this country, explained Nicodemus.

With the launching of this new Denpasar Guangzhou service, Garuda now flies to China 24 times a week, to Shanghai – Jakarta vv (7 times), Beijing – Jakarta vv (4 times), Beijing – Denpasar vv (3 times), Guangzhou – Jakarta vv (7 times) and the newest service, Denpasar – Guangzhou Denpasar vv (3 times), added Nicodemus.

Now, more than ever, Garuda Indonesia is ready to cash in on the huge potential Chinese market, as Chinese tourists visiting Indonesia between January-August 2015 reached 489,233 tourists or an increase of 25.56 percent compared to the same period in 2014, which only reached 389,627 tourists, added Nicodemus.

Apart from flying to Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou, Garuda Indonesia also flies 21 times a week to Hong Kong, including Hong Kong – Jakarta vv (14 times) and Hong Kong – Denpasar vv (7 times).

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8U3 WL PK-GMG (msn 30141) prepares to taxi from the gate at Denpasar on the Indonesian island of Bali.

Garuda Indonesia aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

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Garuda Indonesia takes delivery of a Boeing 777-300 in the SkyTeam livery

Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) yesterday (October 28) delivered the pictured 777-3U3 ER (Extended Range) registered as PK-GII (msn 29145) to Garuda Indonesia (Jakarta) in the SkyTeam livery.

Garuda Indonesia became the 20th member to join the SkyTeam Alliance in August 2014, providing access to an extensive global network with more than 16,320 daily flights to 1,052 destinations in 177 countries. The Indonesian flag carrier currently operates more than 90 Boeing airplanes, including Next-Generation 737s, 777-300 ERs and 747-400s.

Garuda Indonesia, the national airline of Indonesia, connects more than 75 destinations worldwide with close to 600 daily flights and a fleet of 174 aircraft with the average age of which is less than five years old.

Photo: Boeing.

Garuda Indonesia aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

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Garuda Indonesia to acquire 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and up to 30 737 MAX 8 airplanes

Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and Garuda Indonesia (Jakarta) announced today (June 15) the airline’s intent to purchase 30 787-9 Dreamliners, as well as up to 30 737 MAX 8 airplanes.

Above Photo: Brandon Farris/AirlinersGallery.com.

 

Boeing will work with Garuda Indonesia to finalize the order, at which time it will be posted to Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website.

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In addition to the announcement today, the flag carrier also reconfirmed its intent to purchase 50 737 MAX 8s, originally announced in October 2014. The airline currently operates more than 90 Boeing airplanes, including Next-Generation versions of the 737, 777-300ERs and 747-400s.

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Garuda Indonesia seamlessly connects 76 destinations worldwide to not only one of the largest economies in Southeast Asia, but also an array of exotic locations in the beautiful archipelago of Indonesia all at once. With close to 600 daily flights and a fleet of 169 aircraft with the average age of less than five years old, Garuda Indonesia proudly serves its passengers with the award-winning “Garuda Indonesia Experience” service, which highlights Indonesia’s warm hospitality and rich diverse culture.

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Top Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. The new Boeing 737 MAX 8s will replace the current Boeing 737-800 fleet. The 787-9 will be a new type for Garuda. The pictured Boeing 737-8U3 PK-GMC (msn 30155) arrives in Bangkok.

Garuda Indonesia aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

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Video Fight Review: Garuda Indonesia flight GA 832 Jakarta-Singapore

New video from FlightTravels: Garuda Indonesia flight experience from Jakarta to Singapore, onboard PK-GNG, a Boeing 737-8U3 with Boeing Sky Interior cabin.

Even with the gloomy weather at Jakarta, the flight experience was a very pleasant experience. Garuda Indonesia hospitality began at boarding with the cabin crew warmly welcoming passengers with a traditional clasped hands greeting.

After ascending above the dark clouds, the view up above is very bright and welcoming. I decided on Indonesian style rice for my meal and it was a delicious choice. What a cultural bliss to be able to pair tasty Indonesian cuisine with a good Indonesian movie!

During landing, I am happy to be treated to Singapore’s metropolitan cityscape.

Garuda Indonesia orders 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8s

Garuda Indonesia (Jakarta) and Boeing (Chicago and Seattle) announced an order for 50 737 MAX 8s, valued at $4.9 billion at current list prices. The flag carrier of Indonesia will purchase 46 737 MAX 8s and will convert existing orders for four Next-Generation 737-800s to 737 MAX 8s. The order was previously accounted for on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries Web site, attributed to an unidentified customer.

Garuda Indonesia currently operates 77 Boeing 737s. The new order gives the airline the flexibility to grow and to update its fleet as the market demands.

According to Boeing, “The 737 MAX incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market. The 737 MAX will be 14 percent more fuel-efficient than today’s most efficient Next-Generation 737s – and 20 percent better than the original Next-Generation 737s when they first entered service. The 737 MAX 8 will have an 8 percent per seat operating cost advantage over the A320neo.”

The total number of 737 MAX orders to date is 2,295 airplanes from 47 customers worldwide.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Garuda Indonesia has been a long time Boeing 737 operator. Garuda Indonesia’s Boeing 737-8U3 WL PK-GMA (msn 30151) prepares to taxi from the gate at Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.

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