Garuda Indonesia CEO Arif Wibowo said his airline will finalize its widebody refleeting plans by the end of the year.
Wibowo said the Indonesian carrier is still studying the A350-900 and B787-9's fuel efficiency and operating costs before making a final decision.
During the Paris Airshow 2015, Garuda signed Letters of Intent with Airbus and Boeing for 30 A350-900s and 30 B787-9s respectively though only one type will be ordered Wibowo stated.
Once selected, the winning type will then be used to replace Garuda's fleet of 10 A330-200s and 13 A330-300s. The airline also operates 9 B777-300(ER)s.
The CEO also disclosed that Garuda is in talks with Airbus and sister firm ATR concerning the proposed delay delivery of various aircraft it has on order; 6 A330-300 and 9 ATR72-600.
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Based on the article “Garuda Indonesia to firm up widebody order by year-end” published in ch-aviation.