Garuda Indonesia Showcases Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 at Singapore Airshow

SINGAPORE, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Garuda Indonesia is leveraging the 2010 Singapore Airshow this week to spotlight its new livery and interior decor, using a Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 with blended winglets as the platform. Boeing has delivered five 737-800s to Garuda Indonesia, which has 20 more on order.

"Garuda's presence at the Singapore Airshow is a statement of its commitment to leadership, reinforcing its position as a major carrier in Asia," said Rob Laird, vice president of Sales for East & Southeast Asia, Commercial Airplanes. "Garuda's 737 on display also reinforces Garuda's focus on efficiency and reliability and is a proud symbol of the close partnership between Boeing and Garuda."

Garuda Indonesia President and CEO Emirsyah Satar added, "Garuda Indonesia has an aggressive fleet expansion plan which is part of the airline's 'quantum leap' transformation strategy. This includes a near doubling of the fleet from 67 airplanes to 116. The 737-800 will support these expansion plans as we add new domestic routes and increase frequencies on regional services."

Nearly 120 customers around the world have ordered more than 5,000 Next-Generation 737s.

Source: BOEING

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