Garuda is continuing its push into the premium travel market with the unveiling of its new first class suites, along with fully lie-flat business class seats, in the airline’s forthcoming Boeing 777 jets.
It’s the only first class cabin in Garuda’s current fleet and will be exclusive to the long-range Boeing 777-300ERs, which will begin flying from Sydney to London via Jakarta on November 2nd this year.
(The 777s will make their debut five months earlier, with services to Jeddah, Denpasar and Tokyo, while the Sydney-Jakarta route will see the 777 from October 27th.)
Each of the ten Boeing 777s will carry eight of Garuda’s first class suites.
Here's a prettier (and higher-resolution) view.
Their design is somewhat reminiscent of TAM’s B777 first class, but without that plush ‘living room in the sky’ feel.
The suites are arranged in a 1-2-1 layout – the middle pair have a slide-up screen for privacy if you're flying solo, but it also makes for a good companion arrangement when you're travelling with a friend.
Each seat gets a 23 inch screen with full video-on-demand.
You’ll also find a personal wardrobe for each passenger...
... and ample storage space in a concealed compartment under the armrest.
The wide seats recline into a fully flat bed that's perfect for the long trek between Jakarta and London.
At the not-so-pointy end of the plane are 38 ‘Executive Class’ business class seats.
These are a more familiar design – they’re the staggered Solstys model from EADS Sogerma, which we most recently saw on Thai Airway’s new Airbus A380.
Down the back of the bus are 268 economy seats in a 3-3-3 layout.