Garuda Indonesia has sold a Boeing 737-500 to the Indonesian air force.

Garuda chief executive Arif Wibowo handed the aircraft over to Indonesian air force chief Air Marshall Agus Supriatna in a ceremony held at the Halim air force base near Jakarta on 7 January.

Garuda says that the 737, which bears MSN 28730, will be used by the air force for transport purposes.

Flightglobal’s Fleets Analyzer shows that the CFM International CFM56-3C1-powered aircraft was built in 1997 and delivered that year to the airline. It was the last 737 Classic to be operated by the carrier, however its Citlink subsidiary operates three 737-500s and has four -300s in storage.

In 2011, Garuda sold two 737-400s to the air force which remain in use. It also operates four 737-200s, some of which have been modified for maritime patrol duties.

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