boosting earning power
The excellent underfloor cargo-carrying capabilities of A340 Family aircraft boost their revenue-earning power on daily operations with airlines around the world.
Thanks to Airbus’ trademark 222-inch fuselage cross-section, the front and rear cargo holds on A340 jetliners accept a full range of underfloor cargo containers and pallets – including the LD-3, which is the most common container in the world with more than 200,000 in use worldwide.
With volume for 60-100 per cent more freight than its closest competitors, the four jetliners in the A340 Family offer unrivalled operating economics.
The A340-200, A340-300, A340-500 and A340-600 all are able to accommodate significantly more cargo on passenger services than their closest rivals. For example, the A340-600 can carry up to 19,700 kg. of freight – with a full load of passengers and baggage – compared to just 11,400 kg. of freight carried by its competitor.
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Did you know?
- The A340-600 is the longest-fuselage aircraft in the Airbus jetliner family.
- Airlines have innovative choices in centre overhead bins for luggage stowage: standard bins for greater volume; articulated bins for a higher ceiling; or no bins at all.
- The A340-500 has flown some of the world's longest non-stop air routes, such as Singapore to Los Angeles.