Garuda Indonesia (GA, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta) has confirmed to ch-aviation that it will wet-lease in 14 aircraft for the Hajj as it aims to offer more widebody capacity to serve Jeddah International and Madinah from Indonesia.

“We will operate 14 aircraft for the Hajj, including A330-300s and B777-300ERs, to transport 109,000 pilgrims this year,” a Garuda spokesperson told ch-aviation. The company has published four Requests for Proposals in recent months looking for B777, A330, or B747 aircraft that could serve Jeddah and Medina direct, with no technical stops, for a lease term between May 13 and July 21, 2024.

However, the majority state-owned airline declined to comment on the operators' of the ACMI jets.

The ch-aviation fleets module shows that the Garuda Indonesia fleet currently comprises 74 aircraft, namely five A330-200s, seventeen A330-300s, three A330-900Ns, forty-one B737-800s, and eight B777-300ERs.