Garuda in talks to lease new A330-200s from AerCap

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Garuda Indonesia is in talks to add two Airbus A330-200s on lease from AerCap and has two more Boeing 737-800s due to arrive soon from GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) and three more 737-800s from CIT.

A source at Garuda, who is involved in aircraft procurement, says it is in discussions to secure leases for two A330-200s from AerCap with one to come in June and the other in October.

Both will be new from the Airbus factory in France, says the source, adding that if a deal is finalised the aircraft will be used for services to Japan and Sydney.

This will add to the airline's existing A330 fleet which stands at six A330-300s, according to Flight's ACAS database.

Garuda has also been getting 737-800s on lease and currently has eight.

The source says in the coming months it will add two more 737-800s from GECAS and three more from CIT.

In June the airline will receive the first of 25 737-800s it has on order from Boeing, says the source.

But the 10 Boeing 777-300ERs it has on order from the aircraft-maker have been delayed to 2011 from 2010, the source adds.

This same source told ATI in December Garuda would be seeking 777s on lease because those on order would be delayed.

The source says today the carrier no longer plans to seek 777 leases nor is it seeking 747s on lease.