Thai Airways International, the official airline of Thailand, has announced the sale of six Boeing 777-200 aircraft.
The airline stated in a letter dated November 7, 2022, that prospective bidders have until November 21, 2022, to declare interest in the deal under the conditions of the Letter of Invitation (LoI) to purchase.
Planespotters.com reports that since the global epidemic began in the spring of 2020, they have only flown with Thai Airways and have been temporarily stored.
Due to the decline in air travel demand brought on by the epidemic, the airline initially intended to reduce its fleet size. Thai stated in November 2021 that it would sell a total of 42 passenger planes to save expenses at a time when it was undergoing a bankruptcy-protected restructuring.
Even though at least 17 wide-body aircraft, including 12 Boeing 747s and 5 Airbus A340s, have already found new homes thanks to Thai Airways.
A few of the carrier’s grounded aircraft, including three Airbus A330s and two temporarily parked Boeing 777-200s may nonetheless be put back into service early in the upcoming year. Bloomberg reports that six of the airline’s Airbus A380 superjumbos may resume passenger service in 2024.
Currently, according to data from Planespotters.com, Thai Airways is operating 46 aircraft, of which six are designated as storage.