Thai Airways Begins Process of Sale for A380s in Bangkok

Thai Airways Begins Process of Sale for A380s in Bangkok
Masakatsu Ukon, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
By James Field - Editor in Chief 2 Min Read
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It has emerged that Thai Airways has begun the process of selling the six Airbus A380s that it has in its fleet in Bangkok.

Aerotime Hub reported that the aircraft are being sold in its current condition, with no service bulletins or airworthiness directives placed on these jets currently.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Bangkok: Thai Airways Offloading Six Airbus A380s…


Thai Airways Begins Process of Sale for A380s in Bangkok
Oliver Holzbauer, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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It is understood that an invitation was sent out to prospective bidders on August 23 for the sale of the following six A380s in the Bangkok-based carrier’s fleet:

  • HS-TUA
  • HS-TUB
  • HS-TUC
  • HS-TUD
  • HS-TUE
  • HS-TUF

Anyone interested in acquiring the jets must place a deposit of $50,000 per aircraft no later than 11:59pm local time on September 12.

“The Bidder is well aware that this sale is conducted under the Bankruptcy Court’s order.”

“The sale of the Aircraft contemplated by [General Terms and Conditions (GTC)] shall be subject to final approval of THAI’s Plan Administrator, and only upon receipt of such approval shall the sale be considered final and contemplated”.

With no service bulletins or airworthiness directives, the aircraft would need to be flown out of Thailand or completely torn apart, so it will be interesting to see who the winners of the bid will do with the jets.

As well as the $50,000 deposit, it is unclear what the actual asking price is for the A380s sat in Bangkok with Thai Airways, but will be interesting to see how much they sell for in a second-hand market.

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