Garuda Indonesia (GA, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta) is planning to phase-out its fleet of CRJ1000ERs and is currently scouting the market for a potential buyer.

An airline executive told the Smart Aviation Asia-Pacific news website on condition of anonymity that the Indonesian flag carrier considers the CRJ ill-suited to its South-East Asian regional network.

Garuda Indonesia started adding CRJ1000s in 2012 and currently has eighteen in its fleet. The carrier owns six Bombardier Aerospace jets and leases a further twelve from Nordic Aviation Capital, the ch-aviation fleets advanced module shows. The aircraft are 6.2 years old on average.

According to the ch-aviation schedules module, Garuda Indonesia primarily uses the CRJ1000s to operate point-to-point flights bypassing its main hub at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta. Main regional airports served by the type include Surabaya, Makassar, and Balikpapan. The airline also uses the type to operate select domestic routes from Jakarta.

Out of sixty-four delivered CRJ1000ERs, twenty-four are currently operated by Air Nostrum (YW, Valencia Manises), while Garuda Indonesia is the world's second-largest customer for the type. CRJ1000s are also operated by HOP! (A5, Paris Orly), Medavia (5M, Malta Int'l), Arik Air (W3, Lagos), and Air Nostrum's subsidiary Hibernian Airlines (HBN, Dublin Int'l).