Now boarding: From Jakarta, to four decades ago
On December 7, 2018, Garuda Indonesia launched what it calls “Vintage flight experience”, taking their passengers not only from point A to B, but also down the nostalgia lane.
Take a look at the perks on board Garuda’s vintage flights and scroll down to see what the airline was actually flying in the 70s.
The inaugural 70s themed flight proved to be a success, the airline claims, as tickets are sold out 100%. The flights are being carried out in December 2018 on two domestic routes (Surabaya and Balikpapan) and one international - to Singapore.
Bagaimana rasanya terbang bersama Garuda Indonesia di tahun 70-an? Mulai 7-17 Desember 2018 kami mengajak para penumpang untuk bernostalgia ke tahun 70-an dengan Vintage Flight Experience.— Garuda Indonesia (@IndonesiaGaruda) December 10, 2018
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Just in case you were wondering, here is how Garuda’s crew look nowadays:
What Garuda was actually flying in the 70s
For the nostalgic flights the airline is using a Boeing 737-800NG painted in special livery. In reality, Boeing aircraft reached Garuda’s fleet at the very end of the decade, with the first Boeing 747-200 arriving in 1980.
In the 70s the Indonesian carrier was known for Fokker F28 planes. With 62 of them in fleet, Garuda was the largest operator of the type in the world. At the time Garuda was also fond of McDonnell Douglas DCs. Having taken first McDonnell Douglas DC-9s at the beginning of the decade, it introduced the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 in 1976.
Image by Eduard Marmet
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