Nepal Airlines (RA, Kathmandu) has almost halved the minimum selling price of its last B757-200(M), 9N-ACB (msn 23863), after two previous attempts to sell the 31.4-year-old Boeing twinjet failed to attract any valid bids.

The Nepalese flag carrier posted an invitation to engage in direct negotiations regarding the sale of the aircraft with a minimum price of USD4.25 million on its website. Prospective buyers have until midday on November 27, 2019, to submit their offers to Nepal Airlines.

In June 2019, the airline sought to sell the B757 through auctions with a minimum bid set at USD7.68 million. While the airline received two bids, both were disqualified - one for not naming the bidding company, while the other, submitted by an Israeli firm ABN, for being below the carrier's expected price.

The June auction was already the second effort to sell the B757 via an auction.

Nepal Airlines is selling the aircraft stored at Kathmandu airport since October 2018 together with two Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4 engines, over 500 spare parts, and over 100 tools. The airframe has flown 30,535 cycles and 89,462 hours since it was manufactured. The two engines, manufactured in 1987 and 1988, have accumulated 26,841 and 21,101 cycles, and 76,124 and 61,178 hours, respectively.

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.

According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, the carrier's current long-haul fleet consists of two A330-200s. Nepal Airlines also operates two A320-200s, three DHC-6-300s, two MA-60s, and four Y12s.