Air India (AI, Delhi International) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the sale of its last three B777-200(LR)s, according to the Indian media.

The ch-aviation fleets module shows that Air India owns and operates VT-ALF (msn 36305), VT-ALG (msn 36306), and VT-ALH (msn 36307) all of which 2009 builds and have been operated by Air India since new. They are deployed on a single scheduled route - from Delhi International to San Francisco.

Bids for the aircraft are due by August 16, 2022. The RFP has not been published on the carrier's website. Air India did not respond to ch-aviation's request for more information.

Air India is one of just ten remaining scheduled passenger operators of the B777-200(LR). Its fleet of the type once numbered eight, but five were retired in 2014, the ch-aviation fleets history module shows. The world's largest operator of the type is Emirates (EK, Dubai International) with ten aircraft. Only sixty-one B777-200(LR)s were ever built by Boeing.

Air India's B777 fleet also comprises thirteen B777-300(ER)s. The recently privatised carrier is in talks with manufacturers about a wide-ranging fleet renewal plan.