Malaysian airliner AirAsia is planning to sell its three B737 aircraft as part of a plan to manage a fleet comprised only of A320 aircraft.

AirAsia’s associate companies in Indonesia and Thailand are using the airline’s 16 B737s, of which three are owned by the airline and 13 are leased from GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS).

The airline intends to sell the B737s, replacing them with A320-200s and return the rest to GECAS.

The airline will, however, have to find a buyer for its aircraft and get new lessors for the 13 leased aircraft, according to AirAsia CEO Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes.

AirAsia is currently in talks with several potential lessors for the aircraft subject to GECAS approval.