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Which Airlines Have Ordered The A340-600?  
User currently offlineAir Orange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

Which airlines have ordered the Airbus 340-600? Will the A340-500 be build too or is that plan shelved? Thanks in advance for your answer.

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User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

I dont know who told you that the A340-500 is going to be shelved...but none the less to answer your question Emirates has ordered the A340-600. This happened just days ago at the Dubai air show. They also have the A345 on firm order. SR had ordered the A346 but i guess we wont be seeing them in their livery sadly.
Hope that helps


User currently offlineLH744 From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

Orders for the A340-600 have been taken by:

China Eastern
Cathay Pacific
Lufthansa
Virgin Atlantic
and finally by Flightlease, a daughter company of the SAir Group which ordered the planes for Swissair. As it now turns out that Swissair will never take up these ordered aircraft, Airbus plans to talk to new swiss state carrier Crossair intending to convince them to take up the A340-600.

Beside the Emirates order other orders for the A340-500 have been taken by:
Singapore Airlines and Air Canada!


User currently offlineRP TPA From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

I know Air Canada has ordered 5 A340,s.....2 of the ultra long range version, and 3 of the high capacity version. But I'm not sure which is which (-500 vs -600 series). Could someone please help me out on this? Thanks.

User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1885 times:

-500 is the ultra long range version,whereas the -600 series has the high capacity

User currently offlineRP TPA From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1860 times:

Thanks, KHI747

User currently offlineGibberish From Switzerland, joined Sep 2000, 424 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1852 times:

The new Swiss carrier will NOT take the A346. They will however take the A343 - when and how many is yet to be announced.
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gibberish


User currently offlineRJ_Delta From Chile, joined Oct 2000, 1944 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

Hi:


These airlines have ordered the A340-600:

Egypt Air
Emirates
Virgin atlantic
Aerolineas Argentinas
Singapore Airlines
Lufthansa


Regards,
RJ_Delta.


User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32612 posts, RR: 72
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

AR still has six orders for the A346, and I don't think they are canceling them. Also, didn't Iberia order the A346?


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