Nepal Airlines (RA, Kathmandu) has failed to sell its retired B757-200(M) after it disqualified the two bids it had received for the aircraft, English-language news website OnlineKhabar has reported.

The Nepali flag carrier retired 9N-ACB (msn 23863) in October 2018 following 30 years of service. It is currently grounded at Kathmandu. The aircraft is equipped with Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4 engines and is owned by Nepal Airlines.

When putting the aircraft up for sale in June this year, Nepal Airlines set USD7.8 million as the minimum asking price. While the carrier has reportedly received two bids, one was disqualified on formal grounds as it did not name the bidding company, while the other, submitted by an Israeli firm ABN, was below the carrier's expected price.

Nepal Airlines sold its other B757-200, 9N-ACA (msn 23850), to BB Airways (BBW, Kathmandu) in 2017. However, with the long-stalled start-up having failed to re-secure its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC), the aircraft was sold for part-out in July 2019.

Nepal Airlines' widebody fleet currently consists of two A330-200s.