Garuda Indonesia to phase out its Bombardier CRJ1000s

Jakarta, Indonesia - Indonesia's national airline operator Garuda Indonesia is looking for potential buyers for the six Bombardier CRJ1000ERs jets owned by the airline.

Garuda Indonesia started operating Bombardier CRJ1000s in 2012 and currently has 18 copies in its fleet. 12 aircraft are leased from the Nordic Aviation Capital.

Leased planes will be returned to the lessor. The CRJ1000s of the Asian operator. are 6.2 years old on average.

Garuda Indonesia primarily uses its CRJ1000s for point-to-point regional flights bypassing its main hub at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

An airline official said to a local news portal that the aircraft is no more relevant to operate on the airline's regional network.

Garuda Indonesia is the world's second-largest CRJ1000 operator.
24 CRJ1000 jets are currently operated by Spanish charter operator Air Nostrum.

The Canadian manufacturer has so far delivered 64 copies of the type. In July, Bombardier announced that it sold the CRJ program to the Japanese Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the parent company of the Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation.