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Garuda confirms 14 A330neos to replace A330 order

Garuda Indonesia is taking 14 Airbus A330neo twinjets in place of seven A330-300s cancelled by the carrier.

The decision confirms the airline’s previously-disclosed intention to opt for the re-engined type.

Airbus had revealed an order for 14 A330-900neo jets, for an undisclosed customer, at the beginning of this year.

The airframer says Garuda will start receiving the A330neos from 2019. It confirms that the deal “replaces and extends” its previous A330 order.

Garuda chief executive Arif Wibowo says the A330neo, which will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, “represents a more efficient future” for the airline.

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