GARUDA INDONESIA ORDERS 11 MORE A330S

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Garuda Indonesia orders 11 more A330s 
Aircraft are key element in fleet modernisation programme 
Garuda Indonesia, the  national carrier  of Indonesia, has  placed a  firm  
order with Airbus for 11 more A330-300 widebody aircraft. The contract was 
signed today  in  Jakarta  by  Emirsyah Satar,  President  &  CEO,  Garuda  
Indonesia and Tom Williams, Executive Vice President, Programmes,  Airbus,  
in the  presence  of Indonesian  President  Susilo Bambang  Yudhoyono  and  
visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron. 
The order is the third to be placed by Garuda Indonesia for the A330 since 
July 2010, with  the carrier now  having a  total of 21  aircraft on  firm  
order for future delivery. All the aircraft will be powered by Rolls-Royce 
Trent 700 engines. 
Garuda Indonesia has chosen  the latest extended  range 235 tonne  maximum  
take-off weight  variant of  the A330-300.  The carrier  will operate  the  
aircraft with a  premium two  class layout on  services from  its hubs  in  
Jakarta and Denpasar (Bali) to destinations  in Asia, the Middle East  and  
the Pacific. 
“The A330 has proven to be a key element in the success of the revitalised 
Garuda Indonesia,” said Emirsyah Satar, President & CEO, Garuda Indonesia. 
“The low seat  mile cost  and high passenger  appeal make  the aircraft  a  
perfect fit for our fleet and a firm favourite with our passengers.” 
“We are  pleased  to  extend our  long-standing  partnership  with  Garuda  
Indonesia,” said  Tom  Williams,  Executive  Vice  President,  Programmes,  
Airbus. “The A330  is undisputed  leader in  its class.  It offers  proven  
reliability, low operating costs and one of the most comfortable cabins in 
the sky.  This  winning  combination  makes it  the  preferred  choice  of  
airlines worldwide and will  enable Garuda Indonesia  to realise its  full  
potential as a premier international carrier.” 
The twin engine A330 is one of  the most widely used widebody aircraft  in  
service today. Airbus  has recorded  nearly 1,200 orders  for the  various  
versions of the aircraft and more  than 800 aircraft are flying with  some  
90 operators worldwide. In addition  to passenger and freighter  aircraft,  
the A330  is  also  available  in VIP  and  military  transport  /  tanker  
variants. 
Garuda Indonesia  currently operates  14 A330  aircraft, comprising  eight  
A330-200s and six A330-300s. 
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