Airbus A380 For Garuda? Why Not?
After opening flights to Amsterdam, Holland, on June 1, 2010, PT Garuda Indonesia planned to open another four routes to Europe in 2012."Not later than in 2012 Garuda will be flying to London, Frankfurt, Rome and Paris," Minister of State Enterprises Mustafa Abubakar said after a hearing with House`s Commission VI in Jakarta Monday. Garuda has also signed a cooperation agreement with the producer of Airbus, and with a subsidiary Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF). Garuda Indonesia has been offered to buy an 800-seat AirBus 380, which would be very useful to fly haj pilgrims to the holy land, he said. Mustafa said however, the offer was still being considered comprehensively. (*)