CENGKARENG – PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (GIAA) officially retires the last Boeing 747-400 plane with registration number PK-GSH. Soon after running the plane for 23 several years considering that 1994. This pension, together with the finish of Haj flight flight 1438 H in 2017.
The plane, dubbed the Queen of the Skies, has served its last business flight on October six to provide the return of pilgrims from Madinah to Makassar. This is after running for a interval of 23 several years and 89,900 flight several hours and 15512 flight cycle.
The last PK-GSH flight also marks the retirement of Boeing 747-400 owned by Garuda Indonesia. Throughout 1994 to 2017, Garuda Indonesia operates a whole of three B747-400 fleet with registration number PK-GSI, PK-GSG, and PK-GSH.
“Boeing 747 plane has played a very critical function in the journey of Garuda Indonesia.For much more than 23 several years, this airplane has presented a lot of contributions and ought to be retired in a particular way,” reported Garuda Indonesia President Director Pahala N Mansury in Cengkareng, Monday (9/10/2017).
Pahala unveiled that the finish of the B747-400 fleet is element of the business's fleet revitalization system to respond to sector expectations and requirements. Selin it, this is also a manifestation of Garuda Indonesia's dedication to carry on to retain the high quality of services and passenger comfort and ease via the operation of plane normal five several years.
“We now function the much more gas-successful, price tag-powerful and much more gas-successful B777-300ER and A330-300 / two hundred plane that give a much more easy flight expertise for our services buyers when touring on extensive-haul flights significantly away, “he explained.
Boeing 747-400 on your own is the premier fleet of a number of fleets operated by Garuda Indonesia. The plane has a capacity of 428 passengers consisting of 42 seats in the govt class and the remaining 386 in overall economy class, with AVOD only accessible in the govt class.
The capacity of the B747-400 plane is the premier of the entire ranks of the fleet. This is particularly valuable on Hajj and Umroh flights as perfectly as constitution flights.
“This plane can also be made use of as a domestic sapujagat plane in case of systemic failure on Garuda flight these kinds of as volcanic ash and many others,” he reported.