Malaysia Airlines is seeking to sell six Airbus A380s.

In a LinkedIn post, the airline says its subsidiary MAB Pesawat Sdn Bhd is conducting an open tender for the sale of the widebodies, along with components.

Interested parties have until 12 August to submit a bid.

Cirium fleets data shows that the flag carrier has six owned A380s in its fleet, with ages ranges from 8.7 to 9.7 years.

In May 2021 the carrier’s parent company Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) indicated that it planned to retire its fleet of A380s “in the coming months”.

“We’re currently exploring ways of disposing the aircraft. We’re cognisant of the challenges of how to sell the aircraft [which is one possibility] but we’re exploring ways,” group chief executive Izham Ismail said during a media briefing on 4 May.