Air India has extended again the sale of sale of five Boeing 777-200LR aircraft as part of a tender, first issued in January this year, that remains open until at least two offers are received.
The carrier failed to close a deal with Kuwaiti leasing company ALAFCO last month and reopened the tender on 20 May. According to the tender document, the tender was reissued today.
The aircraft were acquired under US Export-Import Bank supported financings.
Four units (MSNs 36300, 36301, 36302 and 36303) were manufactured in 2007, while the fifth aircraft (MSN 36304) was built in February 2008.
The aircraft are configured with 238 seats in three cabins, comprising eight first class seats, 35 business class seats and 195 economy class seats. The airline has three other 777-200LRs, which were built in 2009.
Air India first issued the sale tender in October 2012 after failing in three earlier attempts to find a bidder that was willing to take them on a dry lease.