Lufthansa reactivates A340-600 with First Class offering

Johanna Koyser
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Lufthansa is one of the premium airlines not only in Germany but also worldwide. With a premium hub in Munich, which is the only five-star hub in all of Europe, Lufthansa offers passengers special comfort. Due to the pandemic grounding of a large part of the fleet, however, many premium seats on board were lost. This is now to change again with the reactivation of five A340-600s.

Since the beginning of last year, Lufthansa’s 17 Airbus A340-600 aircraft have been parked in Teruel, Spain. Lufthansa initially did not plan to reactivate any aircraft of the series. 12 A340-600s are currently already for sale, but the airline is waiting a little longer to sell the remaining five. These are to fly again from Munich next summer, thus creating an additional First Class offering. After all, the airline can currently only offer First Class on board Boeing 747s. However, bringing back the A380s, which are also parked, to supplement the First Class offering seems unlikely.

It is likely that the five A340-600s will probably only remain in active service for one year. This is because Lufthansa expects its first A350 with a First Class to arrive in 2023. More A350s are expected to follow, completely replacing the A340-600 fleet in the future. 

Picture © Lufthansa Group

by Johanna Koyser

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