Lufthansa starts A340-600 retirement

Lufthansa has stated the retirement of  its fleet of twenty-three A340-600s having the first one been ferried to Arizona for storage.

A Lufthansa A340-600. Image copyright: Martin Tietz on

Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows D-AIHM (msn 762) was ferried from Munich to Marana on January 24. Its last commercial service – LH425 Boston-Munich – took place on November 5 of last year.

The German carrier is replacing the outgoing quadjets with more economical A350-900s of which it has twenty-five on order from Airbus Industrie. The first of the type – D-AIXA (msn 74) – was delivered in December last year with the remainder due to arrive through 2023.

Lufthansa currently uses A340-600s on flights from its hub in Munich to Beijing Capital, Boston, Cape Town, Chicago O’Hare, Denver Int’l, Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok, Los Angeles Int’l, México City, Miami Int’l, New York JFK, Newark, San Francisco, CA, Seoul Incheon, Shanghai Pudong, Tokyo Haneda and Washington Dulles.


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