The Indonesian airline Garuda intends to cancel the purchase of 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft amid deadly crashes, Business Insider reported.
According to a spokesman for Garuda Indonesia: “The reason is that Garuda passengers in Indonesia have lost trust and no longer have the confidence.”
Boeing representatives are expected to visit Jakarta next week to hold talks over the cancellation request with Garuda in person.
Garuda ordered 50 737 Max 8 aircraft from Boeing for a total of $ 4.9 billion. One of the ships has already been delivered. Garuda, however, is negotiating their return.
As reported earlier, a total of 157 people have been killed as Boeing jet Max 8 crashed in Addis Ababa on March 10, while an Indonesian air liner has crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Jakarta with 189 people on board back in October.