Lufthansa puts five A-340 airplanes back into service
They will be based in Munich
In the last few hours, the carrier Lufthansa has announced the recovery of five aircraft that were in one of the many "cemeteries" for airplanes that are being talked about more and more often due to the crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic which prevented a growing number take-offs (read also the article published by AVIONEWS). We are talking about five A-340/600s that will be progressively reintroduced into service, despite the withdrawal made public some time ago. In reality, the German company had adopted a particular formula for these withdrawals, namely the possibility of recovering the means in case of need. What specifically will they be used for? The use will be limited to Germany only, more precisely to the air routes departing from Munich and with mainly American destinations. There will be eight seats in first class, in addition to the usual aircraft structure we are talking about. The withdrawal at the time of the lockdown was inevitable, as the A-340/600 is traditionally known as a very high-consumption aircraft. Some specialists were even unbalanced, speaking of the definitive retirement, even if the choice of Lufthansa promptly denied them. The Teutonic airline actually had 17 in its fleet, consequently just under a third will be exploited starting from the next few days. The modernization of the rest of the aircraft will however continue as planned, primarily as regards the A-350/900 and B-787/900.
On the same topic, read also what published by AVIONEWS.
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