Photos: Garuda's new Boeing 777 first class suites, business class seats

By David Flynn, April 30 2013
Photos: Garuda's new Boeing 777 first class suites, business class seats

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.

From tip to tail, Garuda’s Boeing 777-300ER boasts wireless Internet and LED mood lighting which changes during the flight.

This video from Garuda presents the highlights of its Boeing 777-300ER passenger experience.


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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

10 May 2011

Total posts 732

Very nice, keen to see pricing for the product. Rather than TAM I would say it looks more like the EY First Class suite.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

01 May 2012

Total posts 121

more first/business class options in the region is always welcomed and onward toLondon too. Hoping the pricing will be competitive too.

20 Feb 2012

Total posts 125

another typical box first class

what is with the affinity for a luxury prison?!

CX first class seems to always look better as more airlines go for the BOX design

hopfully CX does not follow through

even if they did do a box- they could at least do it like SQ

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

07 Sep 2012

Total posts 149

I think I understand your point Kash, but the 'Box' as you put it is very convenient if you want to work or sleep totally uninterupted, and if you want to sociaise you can just head down to the bar on an EK flight

30 Apr 2013

Total posts 20

I just tried booking for return trip Sydney to London on Garuda's website in December and January and I wasn't impressed. No First class offered and return of search for Business/Executive class was - flights are not available. 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

02 Jul 2011

Total posts 1378

Looks good....

Further problems for QF on the SYD-CGK route, where Garuda already has a much better product.

And you're surprised by this? I thought it's common knowledge that QF neglects its Asian sectors :p

QantasFF Platinum

16 Feb 2012

Total posts 153

From tip to tail, Garuda’s Boeing 777-300ER boasts wireless Internet.  

Thats something that QF should offer on their services

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

23 May 2012

Total posts 268

Wow! I have to try Garuda soon, I had no idea that the seats were so good! The First Suite will definitely be very competitive to the First Suite Qantas and Emirates are offering. All this competition will be very good.

14 Feb 2012

Total posts 37

Good to see Garuda moving further ahead of Qantas.  I used them business to Amsterdam last year and they were fantastic, flat beds and about 1/3 of the Qantas price.  I don't seem to be able to get close to those fares now but I'm keeping an eye out.

Hopefully they do some discountng to fill these planes.

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