South African Airways Set To Offload Nine Planes

South Africa’s national airline, South African Airways (SAA) has put nine of its planes for sale, including planes it uses on major international routes.

According to Business Insider, SAA is soliciting bids for nine of its Airbus A340 aircraft, with four of the planes being of the A340-600 variant, which first came into service in 2001 and carry 317 passengers as configured by SAA.

The other five planes are A340-300s, first flown commercially in 1993, and with a carrying capacity of 251 people.

The airline is also selling 15 spare engines and four auxiliary power units, high-value spare parts.

The planes are valued at around R37 billion and bidders have until 30 January to submit their proposals to buy the planes.

More: Business Insider

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