Austrian Airlines is selling its three long-haul Boeing 767-300ER aircraft to MonoCoque Diversified Interests (MDI), an U.S. company.
The purchase agreement has been signed but the purchase price has not been revealed. The first aircraft, registered OE-LAT, will leave Vienna at the beginning of March for Pinal Airpark, Arizona. The next transfer flight will be in May for the Boeing 767 registered OE-LAX.
The three B767s sold have an average age of 28.5 years and are among the oldest aircraft in the Austrian Airlines fleet. The remaining three B767s are between 20 and 22 years old. After the handover is completed, the carrier will still use nine long-haul jets to connect Austria with destinations around the globe – from the U.S.A. to the Far East.
The airline will retire 28 aircraft , including 18 Dash turboprops and seven Airbus A319 aircraft. The carrier will have a fleet consisting of about 60 aircraft by the beginning of 2022, resulting in a capacity reduction of about 20%.
With more than 25 years of experience in defence publishing, Global Business Press and its industry leading titles Asian Defence Technology, Asian Airlines & Aerospace and Daily News are the leading defence publications in the region, present at more international shows and exhibitions than any other competing publication in the region.