- Joe Breitfeller
Austrian Airlines Sells Three Boeing 767-300ERs to US Company MDI
Austrian Airlines has signed a purchase agreement for the sale of three Boeing 767-300ERs to U.S. Company, MonoCoque Diversified Interests (MDI). The first aircraft, OE-LAT, will depart Vienna for Pinal Airpark in Arizona in early March.
On Friday (February 26, 2021), Austrian Airlines announced the signing of a purchase agreement for three of their long-haul Boeing 767-300ERs to U.S. company MonoCoque Diversified Interests (MDI). Although the transaction price was not disclosed, the first aircraft, registration OE-LAT, will depart Vienna in early March for Pinal Airpark in Arizona. The next transfer flight is scheduled for May, with the 767 registered OE-LAX. The three aircraft have an average age of 28.5 years and are some of the oldest aircraft in Austrian’s fleet.
In Friday’s announcement, Austrian Airlines’ CEO, Alexis von Hoensbroech, said,
“Being able to sell all three Boeing 767s to one buyer is very gratifying and a big step for our fleet transition. I would like to thank MonoCoque Diversified Interests for the good negotiations and our team for their great commitment.”
Also commenting on the purchase agreement, MDI’s Manager, Mary Alice Keyes, added, “MDI is excited to continue the growth of its passenger and cargo aviation portfolio with the addition of three 767-300ERs. It has been a pleasure to work with Austrian Airlines, a group with a long history and outstanding pedigree.”
The remaining three Boeing 767-300ERs in Austrian’s fleet are between 20 and 22 years old. After the handover of the three 767s, Austrian will maintain a long-haul fleet of six Boeing 777s with over 300 seats and three Boeing 767s with over 200 seats. A total of 28 aircraft will depart Austrian Airlines’ fleet through early 2022, including the previously mentioned 767s, 18 Dash turboprops and seven Airbus A319s. From 2022, the carrier’s fleet will consist of approximately 60 aircraft, with a capacity reduction of around 20 percent.
Source: Austrian Airlines