Thai Airways is putting 34 aircraft from its fleet for sale as it continues to go about its business rehabilitation plan, including the Boeing 747s.
Reported by The Bangkok Post, the airline listed Boeing and Airbus jets for sale on its group aircraft trading site (thaiaircrafttrading.com). All aircraft will be delivered during the first and second quarter of 2021. According to the Post, deadline to submit offers for the jets from anyone interested is November 13.
The highlight of the aircraft listed are the 10 Boeing 747-400s manufactured between 1993 to 2003. According to planespotters.net, the 747s have an average age of 22.2 years. Due to the current flight suspensions, the aircraft are currently grounded.
Other Boeing aircraft listed for sale are 2 Boeing 737-400s, 6 Boeing 777-200, and 6 Boeing 777-300s. The oldest of these jets are the 737s manufactured in 1992 and 1993.
For the Airbus jets, the list includes 1 A300-600, 3 A340-500s, and 6 Airbus A340-600s. The Airbus A300 is the oldest of the jets which were made in 1993, while the A340s were made starting in 2005.
The A340s were previously retired from service in 2016 and were previously listed for sale. Thai Airways has had difficulty selling the jets, with just one A340-500 being sold to the Royal Thai Air Force in 2016. The sale price was reported to be worth THB 1.745 billion (~USD $56.7 million).