Aerolíneas Argentinas has taken an Boeing MD-81 aircraft out of its offering tender for sale, leaving five MD-83s and one MD-88.
The removed 1988-vintage MD-81 aircraft (MSN 48025) was donated to a museum, confirms Aerolíneas.
According to the tender, Austral's fleet includes two 1989-vintage MD-83 aircraft (49630, 49784) and two 1990-vintage MD-83 aircraft (49906, 49934).
The Aerolineas Argentinas fleet for sale includes a 1992-vintage MD-83 aircraft (53117) and a MD-88 (53049), also built in 1992.
The carrier and its domestic subsidiary Austral are in the market with an open bidding process to sell their last MD-80 fleet powered by JT8D-219 engines after scrapping two MD-88s (53351, 53447).
Bids on the tender are due today.