Air India has reissued a tender for five Boeing 777-200LR aircraft after a deal to sell them to Kuwaiti leasing company ALAFCO collapsed.
A source at the flag carrier confirms the demise of the ALAFCO deal, although in March, Air India was confident it had finally found a buyer for the five aircraft. The source declined to provide reasons for the failure of the ALAFCO deal.
The five aircraft up for sale bear the manufacturer serial numbers 36300 (with registration VT-ALA), 36301 (VT-ALB), 36302 (VT-ALC), 36303 (VT-ALD), and 36304 (VT-ALE). Four of the aircraft are of 2007 vintage, while 36304 is of 2008 vintage.
Air India has been interested in disposing of the 777-200LRs for nearly 18 months.