Garuda Indonesia Airways

DC-3 Dakota


After making its first flight in 1949, Garuda Indonesia fleet which was called "Garuda Indonesia Airways' continuing to grow. Initially Garuda Indonesia has only Dakota and Catalina aircraft, then equip it with the Heron aircraft and Convair -340. In 1956, for the first time that Garuda Indonesia passenger carrying pilgrims to the holy land by using a Convair 340 aircraft types.

The era of the 60's was one time where Garuda Indonesia is growing rapidly. In 1961 Lockheed Electra plane landed first in Kemayoran Airport. Five years later, Garuda Indonesia to strengthen its fleet with four-engine DC-08 jet aircraft which is the first jet aircraft. At that time, the ranks of the Garuda Indonesia fleet is a DC-3 / C-47 Dakota / Convair 340 / Convair 440 / Electra / Convair 990A / F-27 / and DC-8. 
In 1976, Garuda Indonesia received the first wide-body aircraft is a DC-10 and registered PK-GIA and in 1977, turbo-prop engined aircraft F-27 is no longer reinforce the ranks of the Garuda Indonesia fleet, so from then on Garuda Indonesia operates the aircraft fully coated with a fleet of DC-10 jet, a DC-9, DC-8, and F-28.
In line with the development of the fleet, in 1980, Garuda Indonesia received wide-bodied aircraft of type Boeing 747-200. Intermittent two years later, another type of wide-body aircraft Airbus A300B4 the FFCC (Forward Facing Crew Cockpit) entered the ranks of the Garuda Indonesia fleet. The plane with two crew cockpit concept is the idea of ​​man Mr. Wiweko Soepono, Director of Garuda Indonesia at that time.
In 1984, the ranks of the Garuda Indonesia Boeing 747-200 fleet consisted of Douglas DC-10, Airbus A-300-B4 FFCC, Douglas DC-9 and Fokker F-28. At that time the number of aircraft the F-28 was 36 aircraft, so that Garuda Indonesia is the largest F-28 operator in the world.
Beginning in 1994, Garuda Indonesia to strengthen the ranks of its fleet with the largest wide-body aircraft in the 1990s era of Boeing 747-400. In addition, the fleet began to be strengthened with the Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737, series 300 400, and 500 just like the fleet-facts of Garuda Indonesia.
Starting in 2009, Garuda Indonesia added a new aircraft with the introduction of technologically advanced fleet of Airbus 330-200 and Boeing 737-800 Next Generation. Both are equipped with sophisticated multilevel enterntainment form of "Demand Audio & Video '(AVOD) on each chair that offers a selection of movies, television programs, choice of music albums, videos and interactive games. In addition, executive-class seats can recline on Airbus 330-200 up to 180 degrees position (flat bed seat).