Bisnis.com reports that the CEO of Garuda Indonesia, Emirsyah Satar, confirms his airline is targeting to commence service the U.S.A. by the end of 2015.
Said Emirsyah: “Garuda will be ready to fly to the US [in 2015], because by that time we’ll have our B-777-300 ER fleet.”
Part of the “Quantum Leap Program” that is repositioning the Garuda brand and revitalizing the airline’s finances, the airline will increase its current fleet of 94 aircraft to 244 planes by the end of 2015.
Quoted by the Jakarta Globe, Garuda’s Spokesman, Pujobroto, said that the Indonesian national carrier want to spread its wings to destination both in the U.S.A. and Europe, beyond its current single European destination of Amsterdam.
Said Pujobroto: “In the long run, Garuda will also fly to London, Paris, Frankfurt and Rome or Milan.”
While keeping a wary eye of the unfolding economic situation in Europe and America, Emirsyah still seeks to increase the total passengers carried to 45.4 million by 2015. The airline carried 17.1 million in 2015.
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