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Lufthansa to re-activate 5 Airbus A340-600 aircrafts in Summer 2022

Lufthansa has announced that it will re-activate 5 Airbus A340-600 aircrafts this summer at Munich Airport. Citing that ‘global travel industry is returning to prior levels of activity’, the airline wants to strengthen its premium offering at Munich Airport.

In Summer 2022, the flag carrier of Germany will temporarily re-activate 5 Airbus long-haul A340-600 aircrafts featuring 4 flight classes, including 8 seats in First Class.

Beginning in Summer season of 2022, the A340-600 will fly from Munich primarily to North American and Asian destinations. The airline says that it has taken this decision ‘due to growing premium demand, for business as well as leisure travel’.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Lufthansa Airbus A340-600 fleet consisted of 17 aircraft, 12 of which are in the process of being sold. The carrier is re-activating the remaining 5 aircrafts. Lufthansa does not intend to operate these 5 aircrafts for a longer time as the airline says that these will be sold at a later date.

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Additionally, in late summer 2023, Lufthansa will take delivery of first Airbus A350-900 aircraft that will feature first-class seats. The airline plans to base this aircraft in Munich, in order to offer premium seats out of its ‘5-star hub’.

The airline further states that it is continuing to invest in the modernisation of its fleet. Back in May, the airline ordered 5 Boeing B787-9 aircrafts and 5 Airbus A350-900 aircrafts. The first ones will be operating this winter. In this year alone, Lufthansa is taking delivery every month of a new aircraft from A320neo family. Delivery of 107 additional Airbus A320neo aircraft is planned up to 2027.

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