Thai Airways sells Airbus seats for B1m

Thai Airways sells Airbus seats for B1m

Seats originally from an Airbus 330 aircraft are sold by Thai Airways International via live streaming. The seats were sold in under one minute. The airline has sold and decommissioned several aircraft from its fleet as part of its financial restructuring effort. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)
Seats originally from an Airbus 330 aircraft are sold by Thai Airways International via live streaming. The seats were sold in under one minute. The airline has sold and decommissioned several aircraft from its fleet as part of its financial restructuring effort. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

Cash-strapped Thai Airways International earned over 1 million baht in under a minute on Tuesday by selling passenger seats stripped from its decommissioned aircraft.

Thirty pairs of seats in different colours, including the airline's motif purple and pink, were quickly snapped up during a live-streaming session on the Facebook page TG Warehouse Sale.

The economy class seats, on sale at 35,000 baht a pair, were sold out in less than a minute. The sale raked in 1,050,000 baht in total.

According to the airline, the seats, which have been thoroughly cleaned, come equipped with seat belts. They can recline to up to 15 centimetres if they are fixed to the floor and 10cm otherwise.

They are due to be delivered to buyers in early May.

They were taken from a decommissioned Airbus A330-300. THAI is going through financial restructuring in the Central Bankruptcy Court.

It posted a 55.11-billion-baht net profit last year on 81.52 billion baht in revenue and a 19.70-billion-baht ope­rating loss.


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