LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26497 posts, RR: 50 Posted (12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 31286 times:
Following last weeks announcement of large loss and negative outlook for 2014, the carrier has placed 18 frames for immediate sale.
4 x A340-500
4 x A300-600
8 x 737-400
2 x ATR-72
Deliveries available between Q2 and Q3.
Some might remember, TG tried to sell its A345's last year and did enter into and agreement with a Saudi VIP operator to only cancel the deal at the last minute due to complaints that the agreed price was below the debt on the aircraft which would have left TG taking a loss on the sale.
Lets see how they do this time. Maybe PeoplExpress can consider the 734's.. lol
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So they want to sell the types almost every other airline would like to get rid of as well.
-A340-500. With SQs also for sale and some being scrapped already they´ll need a lot of patience until someone with a small purse will come along to buy these thirsty Rolls-Royces. They would make great VIP planes, maybe to replace SPs from the 1970s, but this type of plane is bought one by one.
-The A300s are rotting away since years, why didnt they sell them 5 years ago, what sense does it make to offer them now when they are worth half of what they were when being phased out?
-737-400? The market is being flooded by them at the moment. If they are older than 20 years the scrappers will be the best clients for them.
-ATR-72, ok these will have the best chance.
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7647 posts, RR: 42
Reply 14, posted (12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 19652 times:
QF 734 fleet has been completely disposed of? I wonder if TG will have "competition" selling the 734s if QF is still in the process of selling theirs.
Quoting na (Reply 12): They would make great VIP planes
Or for a head of state.
Quoting MaxiAir (Reply 13): they are 24 years, so they won't have a good chance either! (HS-TRA & TRB)
Oh wow, I would have also thought they'd be the most desirable, but at such age, who knows. I was even going to suggest they might make sense for Mexico's VW (Aeromar) but at that age, maybe they should become soda cans.
DTWPurserBoy From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 1931 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (12 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 17806 times:
Weren't some of the TG A300's damaged when the airport flooded a couple of years ago? I seem to recall pictures of them standing in water over the tops of their wheels.
The A345 is a gorgeous machine but definitely a niche aircraft. Possible South African would take them at a good price for some long, thin routes but my guess is they will be sold off individually as VVIP aircraft for governments or individuals. Wish I had the cash!
Didn't SQ manage to trade their A345's back to Boeing? Anyone know what happened to them since?
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