Garuda Indonesia to Operate Two 737-800 Converted Freighters from GECAS
Shannon, Ireland, 17 October 2019 – Garuda Indonesia and GECAS have entered into
a lease agreement for two 737-800 Boeing-converted freighters (BCF). The
passenger-converted aircraft are slated to be phased in mid-2020 and will
provide additional capacity to Cargo Garuda Indonesia, the Indonesian National
carrier’s strategic business unit with three freighters currently in use.
freighters are perfectly suited to short and mid-range routes which form the
basis of Garduda’s scheduled network.
From its base Cargo
Center at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport near Jakarta, the carrier
provides dedicated cargo services for mail and express shipments as well as
e-commerce and general cargo shipments, accommodating cross-border online
“GECAS is excited to
provide these converted 737-800 freighters to Garuda as they expand their
dedicated cargo fleet,” stated Richard Greener, GECAS’ SVP & Manager Cargo
“We look forward to
working with GECAS in implementing the latest Boeing 737-800 freighter into our
fleet,” stated Mohamad Iqbal, Garuda Indonesia Director of Cargo and Business
Development. “These newly converted 737-800 freighters will assist our growing
operations as well as expanding our cargo program.”
Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) is a world-leading aviation lessor and
financier. For over five decades, we have solved our customers’ challenges and
helped their businesses to thrive. Whether your need is for narrow- or widebody
aircraft, regional jets, turboprops, freighters, engines, helicopters,
financing or materials, our name has become synonymous with trusted
relationships, domain expertise and delivering on our promises.
offers a broad array of financing products and services on these assets including
operating leases, purchase/leasebacks, asset sales and servicing, and airframe
parts management. GECAS owns, services or has on order more than 1,700 aircraft
(~1,350 fixed wing/ ~350 rotary wing) and serves ~250 customers in over 75
countries from a network of 20 offices around the world.