Garuda Indonesia (GA, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Pahala Mansury has confirmed ongoing talks with Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) and Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) over the deferred delivery of twenty aircraft.

Speaking to Reuters, Mansury said the aircraft in question were to have arrived between now and 2019. Though he did not specify which aircraft have been staggered, the Indonesian carrier is expecting fifty B737 MAX and twenty-five A320neo (for its Citilink (QG, Surabaya) unit).

Under a revised business plan aimed at reducing operational costs, Garuda has also deferred plans to order new widebody aircraft. Instead of acquiring new A350-900s or B787-9s, Pahala has said he is currently looking at optimizing the use of Garuda's existing widebody fleet which includes eight A330-200s, seventeen A330-300s, and ten B777-300(ER)s.