Garuda only operates 53 out of 142 existing aircraft
JAKARTA – PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (GIAA) only manages to fly 53 aeroplanes from the total 142 existing units throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Mitra Piranti, the VP of Corporate Secretary of GIAA, reveals the number in the information disclosure, quoted Wednesday (9/6).
According to Piranti, the company still conducts maintenance activities for the unoperated units, upholding the plane manufacturer’s maintenance document verified by the Ministry of Transportation. There are 39 units in maintenance, and the other 50 are grounded.
Out of 142 Garuda’s aircraft, 136 of them are included in a rental fleet, while the remainings are personal vehicles. GIAA’s operating aircraft type is varied, including B 777-300, A 330-900, A 330-300, A 330-200, B 737-800, B 737-8 MAX, CRJ 100, and ATR 72-600.
It is also mentioned that the company is currently negotiating with the lessor regarding the grounded units. “The approach used involves reoperating or early termination, which considers the needs for fleets and service demand in this new normal era,” Piranti explains. (LK/ZH)