On Monday, Garuda Indonesia took delivery of their first A330neo, joining their current fleet of 24 previous generation A330 Family aircraft.
Airbus announced the delivery of Garuda Indonesia’s first A330neo today, which will join their fleet of 24 previous generation A330 Family aircraft. Garuda has 14 A330-900s on order and they will be deployed on both regional and long-haul routes. The A330neo offers increased range and better economics, contributing to the airline’s fleet modernization and growth plans. The range of the A330neo will allow Garuda to launch non-stop service from Jakarta to Europe.
The newly delivered aircraft is configured in a two-class 301 passenger format with 24 Business and 277 Economy class seats. The A330neo Family consists of the A330-800 and A330-900 models, sharing 95% commonality with previous generation A330s. The A330neo promises a 25% fuel burn reduction versus previous generation competitor products and an increased range of 1,500 nautical miles (2,778 kilometers) compared to previous A330s. The aircraft is powered by the latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines and has a newly designed larger wingspan with sharklets. Additionally, passengers will enjoy the newly designed “Airspace” cabin along with a state-of-the art inflight entertainment system and onboard Wi-Fi connectivity.