Uzbekistan Airways is Looking to Sell 18 Aircraft — on Facebook

Uzbekistan Airways is looking to pay down debt and offload 18 older aircraft including two Boeing 767-300BCFs, two Boeing 767ERs, two Boeing 757-200s, five Il-76TDs and seven Il-114s.

Boeing 767s are especially attractive to cargo carriers. American Airlines couldn’t resist shedding 20 from its fleet in a deal they locked in last December with Air Transport Services Group (several of which should end up flying for Amazon).

What’s unique about the Uzbekistan Airways plan to sell aircraft, though, is that the planes are listed for sale on Facebook.

Uzbekistan Airways now has Boeing 787-8s and those have 4.7 tons greater cargo capacity than 767s. They may not be able to carry a full cargo payload when full and servicing long flights, that shouldn’t be an issue for Tashkent – London for instance. It makes sense for the carrier to consolidate operations.

However given Amazon’s penchant for growing its cargo fleet I wonder if listing the planes on Amazon Marketplace might turn out to be a more effective platform.

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  1. I remember a few years ago Druk Air trying to sell their BAE-146’s on their website and facebook. Pretty sure that didn’t end well.

  2. I’m thinking of buying a pair of 767ERs and launching a new airline with daily triangle-route service from Grand Cayman to Dubai to Albany. Want to invest?

  3. What’s the actual FB link? I went to their facebook page and couldn’t find it. The linked article doesn’t have that either.

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