The subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, has placed a firm order with Airbus for 25 A320neo. The contract represents the first direct purchase by Citilink from Airbus. It follows an order placed in 2011 by Garuda Indonesia for 15 A320ceo and 10 A320neo aircraft that will be operated by Citilink.
“The A320 has played a key role in the recent success of Citilink” said Mr. Arif Wibowo, Chief Executive Officer of Citilink. “The low operating costs, fast turnaround times and strong passenger appeal of the A320 make it perfect for our operation and we are looking forward to the even greater efficiencies that will come with the NEO”
Citilink already operates a fleet of 12 leased A320s.