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Photo Gallery: Garuda Indonesia’s First Boeing 737 Max 8 Takes to the Skies

Brandon Farris

Photo Gallery: Garuda Indonesia’s First Boeing 737 Max 8 Takes to the Skies
December 06
14:25 2017

MIAMI – Indonesian flag carrier, Garuda Indonesia, saw its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 take off on its maiden flight at Boeing Field near Seattle.

Back in 2014, the Indonesian carrier announced the order for 50 737 MAX 8s, valued at $4.9 billion.

Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737 MAX. PHOTO: Brandon Farris.

READ MORE: Garuda Indonesia Orders 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8

From that order, the airline committed to 46 737 MAX 8s and converted the existing order for four Next-Generation 737-800s to 737 MAX 8s.

Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737 MAX. PHOTO: Brandon Farris.

According to Garuda, the MAX order was thought for fleet growth, not for a replacement.

Garuda Indonesia has 141 aircraft in service, composed of seven Airbus A330-200, 17 A330-300, 16 ATR 72-600, 73 Boeing 737-800, ten Boeing 777-300ER and 18 Bombardier CRJ-1000.

Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737 MAX. PHOTO: Brandon Farris.

It also has 78 airliners in order; 14 Airbus A330-900neo (the first delivery is set in 2019), 14 ATR 72-600 and the 49 remaining Boeing 737 MAX 8.

READ MORE: Garuda Indonesia Places Order for 14 Airbus A330neo
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María Corina Roldan

María Corina Roldan

Online Executive Editor. Journalist and Certified Radio Host. Studying for a Specialization in Public Opinion and Political Communications. Even though I love politics I’ve found myself fascinated by the Aviation World. I’m also passionate by economy, strategic communications, my family, my country, and dogs. mc@airwaysmag.com

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  1. LutfhieSA
    LutfhieSA December 15, 17:38

    Thanks for the very informative article. Look forward to flying their brand new airplanes.

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