After a challenging few years that saw the carrier lose privileges to fly into the EU things now look to be on the right track at Garuda. To accommodate the growing domestic scene as well as demand to and from Indonesia Garuda have elected to sign up for an additional eleven A330-300′s. Assuming that these birds are configured like their current crop of A330-300′s they will carry 257 passenger in a 42/215 split between business and economy classes.
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A sleepy late afternoon scene at AEP. Mad dogs galore.
A couple of years ago I blogged about Aerolineas Argentinas retiring the 737-200, the Chancha, from service. Today another icon of Argentine aviation – the MD80 – flew in Austral colours for the last time. Flight AU 2883 from Rio Gallegos to Aeroparque landed at 6:22 AM local time signalling the end of an era.
For many years the MD80 formed the backbone of the Austral fleet. View Full Article »