Two ex-Cathay Pacific 777s Go To Turkmenistan Airlines

Two ex-Cathay Pacific 777s Go To Turkmenistan Airlines
Photo Credit: Anna Zvereva from Tallinn, Estonia, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Earlier this week, SGI Aviation completed the delivery and sale of two Boeing 777-300ER aircraft that used to belong to Cathay Pacific to Turkmenistan Airlines.

SGI has been in charge of ferrying both of the aircraft over to Europe for maintenance and storage whilst the remarketing process was undertaken.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Which Two of Cathay Pacific’s Boeing 777s Went to Turkmenistan Airlines?


Two ex-Cathay Pacific 777s Go To Turkmenistan Airlines
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According to the press release by SGI Aviation, MSN 39235 and MSN 37898 were the two Boeing 777-300ERs from Cathay Pacific that went to Turkmenistan Airlines.

As per data from Planespotters.net, the registration and their histories are as follows:

  • B-KQA – An 11.4 year old aircraft, which started out life with Cathay Pacific in April 2012. Remained with the carrier until being handed over to TMH Aviation Leasing in April 2022, and stored in Teurel that following July. Currently in the registration 2-TKQA until official handover to Turkmenistan Airlines.
  • B-KQB – An 11.4 year old aircraft also, which started out life with Cathay Pacific in May 2012. Remained with the carrier until May 2022, and is also stored at Teurel Airport, Spain in July too. Currently in the registration 2-TKQB until official handover to Turkmenistan Airlines.

Commenting on the conclusion of the sale and delivery was SGI Aviation’s CEO, Paolo Lironi:

“[It’s] a fantastic result for all stakeholders involved and a fantastic opportunity for Turkmenistan Airlines to deploy one of the most fuel efficient and desirable aircraft for their customers on their international network”.

“It has also been a great opportunity to showcase SGI Aviation’s best-in-class remarketing and asset management services, as we tirelessly work to protect and maximise investor value.”

Overall, this is big news for Turkmenistan Airlines as they are able to apply significant fleet renewal and expansion, especially when it comes to adding more services or upgrading capacity moving forward.

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