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SAA Sells Aircraft to Accommodate New Fleet

January 27, 2020

SAA Sells Aircraft to Accommodate New Fleet

South African Airways (SAA) has put some of its aircraft up for sale to accommodate the new Airbus A350-900s the airline recently added to its fleet.

   In a tender on the airline’s website, SAA said it was selling 9 wide-body aircraft—5 Airbus A340-300s and 4 Airbus A340-600s—and 15 spare engines and 4 Auxiliary Power Units, a device used to provide energy. With the new A350s starting operations on SAA’s international route network in late January, replacing the A340s became possible. e national carrier advertised the sale of the nine aircraft on 10 January. The closing date for the tender was 30 January at 11:00 AM SA time. The aircraft that were on sale previously operated on regional and international routes, which will now be flown by the A330s and A350-900s.
   —Please see https://www.flysaa.com/about-us/leadingcarrier/media-center/media-releases/newsroom to read more.