March 16, 2010

Garuda Indonesia

Last week, on a business trip to Medan, I was pleasantly surprised to find myself boarding one of Garuda Indonesia's newest aircraft (Garuda Indonesia is Indonesia's national airline).

I already felt something was going on as I entered the plane (the ambience was different than normal...well of course, since the airplane is spankin' new) but it was not until I sat down in economy class and saw the tv screen in front of me, that I noticed what was going on.

So I chose a movie and made myself comfortable. Unfortunately, we experienced some bad turbulence...I guess no matter how new a plane is, bad turbulence can really spoil a flight!

In 2007, the EU banned all Indonesian airlines from flying to Europe. Since then, improvements have been made and the ban on Garuda Indonesia has been lifted. I also noticed that Garuda Indonesia has a new livery, but I prefer the old one which actually shows the "garuda" bird.

Old livery (in front) vs New livery (at the back)

Photo source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garuda_Indonesia

Sadly, on my way back to Jakarta, I got the old plane :( but luckily there were no turbulence this time!

2 comments:

Bram said...

Isn't the new Garuda fantastic? I think it is, better than the old one. But I think when it comes to livery, the old livery is still better.

Fitri said...

Yeah...i like the old livery better too...

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