Lufthansa begins temporary decommission of A340-600 fleet

©Lufthansa already transferred three Airbus A340-600 aircraft to Spain

In the coming weeks, Lufthansa will temporarily decommission the entire Airbus A340-600 fleet. Three aircraft of this type have already been flown to Teruel, in northeastern Spain, where the long-haul aircraft will be parked at the airport.

Lufthansa plans to transfer the entire A340-600 fleet, equaling 17 aircraft, to Teruel where they will be decommissioned over the next two to three months. These aircraft will not be operating within the regular scheduled services for at least the next one to one and a half years.

A decision on the future use of the aircraft or a possible reactivation of a maximum of ten aircraft will be taken at a later stage in time. 

Teruel Airport is located between Zaragoza and Valencia in the northeast of Spain. With around 240 days of sunshine a year and little rainfall, the region is particularly suitable for parked aircraft. 

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