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Distressed Garuda May Remove First Class Seats in Domestic Bet

Garuda Indonesia aircraft outside a hangar at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
Garuda Indonesia aircraft outside a hangar at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

Distressed airline PT Garuda Indonesia may stop selling first class tickets as it focuses on flying local.   

The state-owned carrier will concentrate on business, premium economy and economy seats because it is more suitable for the market, State Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir said in an interview late Thursday. He reiterated that Garuda will stop most international routes to cut costs, except for a select few, including pilgrimage flights to Saudi Arabia.