Sunday, July 26, 2009

Big Leap For Garuda Indonesia

President of Republic of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhono praises recovery of Garuda Indonesia works. His said that recovery by state-owned corporation like Garuda, including to put professional as leaders was bring state-owned corporation make big progress. President mekes this statement when he comes to opened ceremony in Soekarno Hatta Airport at Tangerang on July 23. President gives example what Garuda Indonesia Airlines reached. This national airlines was suffered Rp 811 billion (US$ 81,1 million) financial loss in 2004. But, since 2007 their have profit Rp 60 billion (US$ 6 million), and nett income for 2008 increased to Rp 699 billion (US$ 69 million). Garuda already improve their company management to increasing their services quality, effiency, productivity, and competition power. “I want to say thank you and appreciation to State Owner Corporation Minister and staff for their jobs to improve the company and make it better every years,” say President.
Data for the last four years, Garuda Indonesia management succeed to change loss to profit. From suffer Rp 811 billion financial loss (2004) to eached profit Rp 669 billion (2008). Profit have deeply meaning in the middle of international airlines collaps and global crisis. One of big leap from Garuda is to added and renovation their fleet. If this year Garuda only have 62 planes to fly, in 2014 reach 116 planes. 50 units is Boeing 737-800NG (next generation) was ordered and the first planes comes in this month, On services for long haul already ordered 10 units of B777-300ER (Extended Range) and will came in 2011. For this year, Garuda Indonesia will bring their customer to new and more comfortable zone by 4 new Airbus A330-200 for long haul or long distance destination.
For illustration of new Garuda Indonesia Airbus A330-200, Executice Class have 36 Flat Bed Seats to maximality your rest on plane. This seat is like your bed with large space for foot. Facilitated with laptop power, personal reading light, drink bottle holding, and touch 11 screen LCD TV. Economy Class have 186 ergonomic seats with 31 inch space for foot, and 9 inch touch screen LCD TV with remote. This plane also have audio video on demand start with 25 films selection, 10 TV programs, music album, and 25 kind of interactive video games each class. And aircraft performance this airbus use Rolls Royce Trent 772 engine can reach 22,550 km in standard configuration. This engine also environmental friendly.

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