Garuda latest A330-200 series made the first smooth landing at Soekarno-Hatta Airport at 09.30 AM, Saturday (16/04/2011). The arrival of aircraft from Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France was greeted by ’tradition’ broken jug by Garuda president director of state-owned Satar and Minister Mustafa Abubakar.
After a smooth landing on the runway of Soekarno-Hatta airport, this brand new plane and then moves and stops at the hangar GMF. In this hangar, the welcome ceremony of the Garuda plane made.
Red carpet was held on the steps of the plane to welcome the leaders of Garuda, pilots and cabin crew, as well as invitations that participated in the inaugural Toulouse-Jakarta flights. Before the doors opened, wide-body aircraft is first sprayed with water canon by a firefighting team.
Once the doors opened, the passengers then fell and was greeted by Satar and Mustafa Abubakar. Red roses provided by the Garuda team to all passengers.
After that, Satar and Mustafa Abubakar, along with the ranks of the Ministry of Transportation entered the plane to review.
After about 10minutes in the plane, and Mustafa Emirsyah fall back and do the broken jug under the fuselage.
Formations applause from about 200 invited guests welcomed Garuda these formations. Speech by Mr. Emirsyah and Mr. Mustafa also accompany the welcome ceremony of the Plane.
A330-200 aircraft was flying from Toulouse at around 15:00 local time.This aircraft with a capacity of 222 passengers, with details of the 36 passengers in business class and economy class passengers the rest.
Aircraft cabin interior design looks very attractive, especially for business-class seats. Business class passengers were actually made very comfortable, because it can sit in a chair that can be put down 180 degrees.
Welcoming ceremony ends at 10.15 AM Local Time.