Indonesia’s Garuda asks to cancel 737 MAX order, may switch to other Boeing jets: CFO

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International desk, Mar 22: National carrier Garuda Indonesia has sent a letter to Boeing Co asking to cancel an order for 49 737 MAX narrow body jets, Garuda chief financial officer Fuad Rizal said on Friday.

This picture taken at Jakarta’s international airport in Tangerang outside Jakarta on November 3, 2018 shows a Boeing 737 Next Gen passenger jet used by Indonesia’s national airline Garuda. (Photo by Adek BERRY / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

The airline could switch the order to other Boeing models, Rizal told Reuters.

Garuda is the first airline to publicly confirm plans to cancel an order after the second crash of a 737 MAX 8, which killed 157 people in Ethiopia last week.

Rizal declined to say why the airline no longer wanted the 737 MAXs. It has only one in its fleet at present.