Vietnam Airlines has planned to sell eleven of its oldest Airbus A321s in a move to counter a loss of revenue brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
These eleven A321s on sale were built between 2004 and 2008 and are the oldest A321s in the airlines fleet with an average age of over 14 years.
In an announcement posted this week, the Vietnamese airline said that interested buyers could submit bids by June 29. Regarding this decision, an unnamed Vietnam Airlines sources said:
“The auction of the jets, made between 2004 and 2008, is part of the airline’s efforts to rejuvenate its fleet and shore up its financial position during the pandemic.”
Vietnam Airlines is one of the largest Asian operators of the Airbus A321 with a fleet of 70 aircraft, of which 50 are the A321CEOs.
This isn’t the first time the airline has put its A321s on sale. Back in 2019, it had put five Airbus A321-200s up for sale. A year later, it again put a further nine Airbus A321-200s up for sale.
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