Airbus’ A340 Family combines outstanding range, excellent performance and high efficiency in a jetliner of choice for long-haul providers around the world. Nearly 380 A340 Family aircraft have been delivered for operations in established and expanding markets.
Many airlines also take advantage of the operating synergies that come with Airbus commonality across its product line of widebody and single-aisle jetliners.
The A340’s optimised 222-inch fuselage cross-section allows the seating flexibility required to meet changing travel trends, new classes of service and the total range of market demands. This flexibility ranges from ultra-high comfort first class in a four-abreast arrangement and a six-abreast premium/business class layout to economy class configurations with seven-, eight and nine-abreast arrangements.
Airbus’ family concept for the A340 provides four versions with different fuselage lengths, seating capacities and range capabilities.
As the shortest-fuselage member of the A340 Family, the A340-200 is capable of carrying 261 passengers in typical three-class configuration covering long, direct routes up to 6,700 nautical miles. The A340-300 accommodates nearly 300 passengers in a typical three-class layout, with a range of up to 7,400 nautical miles.
Sized for a maximum of 313 passengers, the stretched-fuselage A340-500 operates to distances of up to 9,000 nautical miles on some of the world’s longest non-stop routes. The A340-600 is the family’s longest-fuselage version, accommodating 360 passengers in a three-class layout – or 419 in two-class configuration – and offering a maximum range of 7,900 nautical miles.
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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.