KUALA LUMPUR, 22 July 2021: Malaysia Airlines turned to the
social media channel LinkedIn earlier this week to announce it is selling six
Airbus 380-800 aircraft.
The open for tender notice by MAB Pesawat Sdn Bhd (MABP)
invites interested buyers to send their
proposals for the purchase of six A380 aircraft and components to email
The deadline for presenting an offer runs out at noon Malaysia
time on 12 August.
It is probably the first time that the superjumbo A380 has
appeared on social media as an item for sale.
Back in May, the airline announced it intended to retire the
aircraft as part of a restructuring process. Reuters quoted the airline’s chief executive Izham Ismail
saying the company was “mindful of the challenges of selling the A380s and
was looking at ways and means of disposing of them…At the moment, the
management is convinced the A380 doesn’t fit the plan.”
Airbus will end production of the A380, with the final two
aircraft expected to be delivered to the Dubai-based Emirates in 2022.