Starting from this October, Garuda Indonesia started to fly the new state-of-the-art Airbus A330-200 aircraft on direct non-stop routes between Jakarta and Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, Hong Kong, Sydney, and Melbourne. This A330-200 will also be used on selected Indonesia domestic flights between Jakarta and Denpasar/ Bali, Makassar, and Singapore. Unfortunately, Malang is not on the list yet.
Airbus A330-200 is really a great plane. It is equipped with Rolls Royce Trent 772 engines that is designed to lower overall environmental impact and created to offer every possible innovation in order to give the best flight experience for the guest. The Executive Class, full-flat seats are equipped with an individual power outlet; reading lamp; foot and head rests; personal storage space; and an in-arm, 11-inch, touch-screen LCD. All service classes are provided with audio-visual, on-demand, in-flight, entertainment programs.
It seems like now, Garuda Indonesia is well prepared to be one of the world’s modern fleet supporting more than 93,000 departures and 9 million passengers every year. In 2011, Garuda Indonesia Airlines will take delivery of the first of 10 Boeing B777-300 ER (Extended Range) aircraft, which can fly 365 passengers (typical three-class seating) 14,685 kilometers, non-stop.