Bombardier Aerospace (Toronto) has delivered the first of six CRJ1000 (PK-GRA, msn 19025) to Garuda Indonesia Airways (Jakarta). Garuda Indonesia is the launch customer in the Asia-Pacific region. The Indonesian flag carrier also intends to operate 12 additional CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft through a third-party lease agreement and holds options on 18 more aircraft of the same type.
The new type is due to be introduced into revenue service on October 17 on the Denpasar-Surabaya route.
Garuda Indonesia Airways (Jakarta) in February 2012 ordered the six Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen regional jets and placed 18 options.
Now, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nordic Aviation Capital A/S (Billund) has signed a firm purchase agreement for twelve CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft with Bombardier. Nordic Aviation Capital has confirmed that the aircraft will be leased to Garuda Indonesia. Nordic Aviation Capital is one of the world’s largest lessors of regional aircraft, with a portfolio of over 160 turboprop and jet aircraft serving more than 30 customers in 20 countries.
Garuda’s twelve leased CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft, plus six firm-ordered directly from Bombardier in February 2012, will result in a fleet of 18 CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft. Should the airline also convert the 18 options placed with Bombardier, its fleet of CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft would increase to 36.