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Garuda Indonesia fires 135 pilots as Q1 sales seen falling one-third

Struggling national airline makes further cuts after furloughing 800

CEO Irfan Setiaputra announced that Garuda Indonesia has fired 135 contract pilots.    © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesia's flagship carrier Garuda Indonesia has fired 135 contract pilots as demand for flights tumble due to lockdowns and travel bans amid the coronavirus outbreak, Nikkei has learned. 

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