June 26, 1996 in Nation/World

Garuda Places $1.6 Billion Order

Associated Press
 

Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda, said Tuesday it is ordering more Boeing jetliners, including its first of Boeing’s newest jetliner, the 777.

The order - actually a revision and expansion of an order announced in 1990 - includes 23 planes: six 777-200s and 17 737-300s and -500s, valued at a total of about $1.6 billion, Boeing said. It also includes options for six 747-400s.

The original 1990 order had included a total of 25 737s and 747s, but the airline only took delivery of 10 of those planes, said Jim Spicuzza, a spokesman for Boeing Commercial Airplane Group.

The 737s will be delivered from 1997-1999, and the 777s from 2000-2002.

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