Lufthansa is considering operating a separate Airbus A340-300 unit on selected long-haul routes to be able to offer lower fares. Lufthansa spokesperson Andreas Bartels told ATW in Frankfurt, “According to our fleet plans, the A340-300s will be phased out, especially from 2016 when our first Airbus A350 arrives.” The unit could operate up to nine A340-300s, which have been written-off. The aircraft were delivered to Lufthansa between 1994 and 2001. He added that the plan includes ...

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