About Garuda Indonesia
Garuda Indonesia Airlines (GA) is the national airline of Indonesia. The airline has been named after the mystical bird Garuda which has its mention in Hindu and Buddhist mythology. Garuda Indonesia Airlines has its headquarters located at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, near Jakarta (the capital of Indonesia). Most of the shares of Garuda Indonesia Airlines are owned by the government of Indonesia. Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is the main hub of the airline, and it also has a hub at Ngurah Rai International Airport, in Bali. As of December, 2010, about 5,807 people work for Garuda Indonesia Airlines.
The history of Garuda Indonesia Airlines is very closely connected to the history of the nation, and their struggle for independence. The airline first started in the year 1949 and has been in business for more than 60 years. January 26th, 1949 is recognized as Garuda Indonesia Airlines founding date. The first aircraft was DC-3 and was bought for a sum of 120,000 Malayan dollars. In the 1960s the airline grew significantly, and the fleet in 1960 comprised of 8 Convair 240s, 8 Convair 440s, and 8 Convair 340s. In 1970 to 1980, the airline introduced new airlines in its fleet, such as Fokker F28 and McDonnell Douglas DC-9 jets. As the national flag carrier, Garuda Indonesia Airlines stood by the country throughout the times of change, providing safe, reliable, and comfortable air transport services.
Garuda Indonesia Flight Status
In keeping with their commitment to timeliness, Garuda Indonesia informs its travellers regarding any cha...nges in flight timing via SMS to provide a seamless and pleasant experience to all their passengers. Travellers can also check the flight status of their Garuda Indonesia flights on MakeMyTrip. Travelers can check their Garuda Indonesia Airline flight schedule here.
As of December, 2010, the fleet of Garuda Indonesia Airline consisted of total of 94 aircrafts, with an average age of 9.1 years. Specifically, there are 6 Airbus A330-200, 6 Airbus A330-300, 6 Airbus A330-300, 11 Boeing 737-300, 18 Boeing 737-400, 5 Boeing 737-500, 45 Boeing 737-800, and 3 Boeing 747-400.