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Indonesia's Garuda cancels 49-jet Boeing 737 deal after crashes

Indonesia's Garuda cancels 49-jet Boeing 737 deal after crashes
Friday 22
12:10 2019

Indonesia's national carrier Garuda has told Boeing it will cancel a multibillion-dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets after two fatal crashes involving the plane, in what is believed to be the first formal cancellation of the troubled model. "We have sent a letter to Boeing requesting that the order be cancelled," Garuda spokesman Ikhsan Rosan said. "The reason is that Garuda passengers in Indonesia have lost trust and no longer have the confidence" in the plane, he said, adding the airline was awaiting a response from Boeing. Boeing officials will visit Indonesia next week to discuss Garuda's ...

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Aljazeera : Indonesia's Garuda cancels 49-jet Boeing 737 deal after crashes

Summary: Airline says it has 'lost trust' and no longer has 'confidence' in the model after two deadly crashes in five months.

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