The post said the sale presents a rare opportunity for an interested party to own the airframe of a single-aisle plane which has had long a long history with the national carrier, reports the Bangkok Post.
It said the outer shell could be converted into a cafe or stand as an attraction in a resort.
The auction is being held on Facebook Live at 3pm tomorrow.
In March, the airline earned over B1 million in under a minute by selling passenger seats stripped from its decommissioned aircraft. Thirty pairs of seats in different colours, including the airline’s signature purple and pink, were quickly snapped up during a live-streaming session on the Facebook page TG Warehouse Sale.
THAI has sold or is in the process of selling 45 jets, leaving it with 58 aircraft, excluding three 777-300 aircraft it leased last month.
Last week, the carrier posted a 155% increase in revenue and a narrower loss in the first quarter of this year with liquidity surging to the highest point since the company filed for bankruptcy in 2020.
GSB ready to assist
Meanwhile the Government Savings Bank (GSB) stands ready to extend loans to THAI and the Oil Fuel Fund to boost their liquidity if the government adopts a policy for it to do so, said GSB chairman Prapas Kong-Ied.
He added that though the national flag carrier is no longer a state enterprise, it is still majority owned by the state, reports the Bangkok Post.
However, the airline has yet to apply for any loans from the bank, he said.
He said THAI has considered applying for a syndicated loan of around B25 billion in the form of a joint loan extension by around 4-5 banks to boost its liquidity.
He added that the Oil Fuel Fund has yet to ask for a loan from GSB. As in the case of THAI, the bank would consider extending a loan to the fund if it were government policy.
The fund is in talks with state-owned banks for loans worth B30-40bn to boost liquidity, enabling it to subsidise the domestic oil price.
In a separate development, Mr Prapas said the Finance Ministry’s probe committee has submitted to Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith the result of its scrutiny of the transparency of the bidding process of the Treasury Department’s concession to manage and operate the main water transmission pipeline system in the East.
Mr Prapas said the committee is waiting for the minister to make any order regarding the submitted result.
In March, the Treasury Department named Vongsayam Korsang Co the winning bidder.
Later, the ministry set up a committee to investigate the transparency of the bidding process as ordered by the prime minister.
The Pheu Thai Party says it will make transparency a key issue during a no-confidence debate expected in July in relation to this bid.