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Worldwide A342 Routes

Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:37 am

Hi!

I was wondering what the current A340-200 routes are. I am trying to get on one of these birds soon, but can't make up my mind, what the best option would be. So any input is welcome.  Smile

Thanks!
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RE: Worldwide A342 Routes

Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:49 am

Areolineas Argentinas flies the 342 to AKL and SYD. I believe they have four airframes in their fleet.
 
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RE: Worldwide A342 Routes

Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:11 am

SAA have several ex LH aircraft, they are used domestically JNB-CPT-JNB as well as JNB-CDG, ZRH, PER and ABJ
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RE: Worldwide A342 Routes

Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:04 am

Quoting Andz (Reply 2):
SAA have several ex LH aircraft, they are used domestically JNB-CPT-JNB as well as JNB-CDG, ZRH, PER and ABJ

Also BOM, how many do SAA have

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RE: Worldwide A342 Routes

Fri Dec 29, 2006 9:51 am

I am not sure if EZE-AKL-SYD is the only A342 route. Maybe they also fly the big Airbus to MAD or to FCO but I am not 100% sure.
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RE: Worldwide A342 Routes

Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:37 am

Doesn't Royal Jordanian use them into DTW ?
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RE: Worldwide A342 Routes

Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:49 am

Quoting United_fan (Reply 5):
Doesn't Royal Jordanian use them into DTW ?

Yes, and ORD, and JFK.
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RE: Worldwide A342 Routes

Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:51 am

AR flies the A342 three times a week EZE-JFK and there is an A342 to MIA as well from EZE. Not sure of the frequency but I don't think it is daily.
 
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RE: Worldwide A342 Routes

Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:52 am

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 4):
I am not sure if EZE-AKL-SYD is the only A342 route. Maybe they also fly the big Airbus to MAD or to FCO but I am not 100% sure.

AKL is the only guaranteed 342 route. In recent months AR has been flying the 342 to AKL and connecting SYD passengers to QF due to technical issues with the aircraft. The AR flight is always late arriving into AKL aswell. From what I gather, MAD and FCO are 747 operated whilst BCN was 342 operated but is now more 747 operated due to technical issues.

I also know that SAA definately flies all of their PER flights as 342.
 
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RE: Worldwide A342 Routes

Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:48 am

Just looking it seems AR fly the 342's on

EZE-AKL-SYD 4x weekly Summer, 3x weekly Winter
EZE-FCO 4x weekly
EZE-JFK 3x weekly

Not sure if there are any other long haul, they fly to SCL and GRU from time to time.

Quoting ContinentalEWR (Reply 7):
there is an A342 to MIA as well from EZE. Not sure of the frequency but I don't think it is daily.

3 flights are listed as 747, and 2 are listed as EQV with a 15min longer flight so i'm guessing these are A340's.

Not to many other airlines fly the A342 now other than SA, maybe a couple of others.
 
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RE: Worldwide A342 Routes

Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:55 am

I have a question. Is the A342 a shortened, longer-range version of the A343, or is the A343 a stretch of the A342?
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RE: Worldwide A342 Routes

Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:59 pm

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 3):
Also BOM, how many do SAA have

They have 6

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 10):
Is the A342 a shortened, longer-range version of the A343, or is the A343 a stretch of the A342

From the Airliners.net aircraft data page:
The A340-300 has the same fuselage length as the A330-300, while the shortened A340-200 trades seating capacity for greater range (first flight April 1 1992).
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RE: Worldwide A342 Routes

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:11 am

Egypt Air owns 3 of these birds , they fly them to Tokyo , Osaka and the Middle East .
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RE: Worldwide A342 Routes

Sat Dec 30, 2006 1:10 am

Just looking at recent (2006) 342 photos in the database:

South African Airways (JNB, GRU, ZRH, PER)
Aerolineas Argentinas (SCL, FCO, SYD, BCN, GRU, MAD, JFK, AKL, GIG, MIA)
Royal Jordanian Airlines (FCO, JFK, DMK, LHR)
Conviasa (ORY, LIS)
Austrian Airlines (VIE, DMK, TXL, YYZ)
Egypt Air (FRA, NRT, DXB)
Royal Brunei Airlines (HNL)
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RE: Worldwide A342 Routes

Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:59 am

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 10):
have a question. Is the A342 a shortened, longer-range version of the A343, or is the A343 a stretch of the A342?

The 342 came first so the 343 is basically a minor stretch of the 342. Early A340 customers (e.g. AF and LH) had no choice initially but they later sold their 342s and replaced them with 343s.

In contrast, the longer A330-300 (same fuselage as the 343) was the original model, followed a few years later by the slightly shorter (but longer range) A330-200.
 
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RE: Worldwide A342 Routes

Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:36 am

Are the airlines turning any good profits with the A342 or 343?
Or are they on their way out sooner rather than later?
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RE: Worldwide A342 Routes

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:31 pm

Quoting L1011buff (Reply 15):
Are the airlines turning any good profits with the A342 or 343?

I have no numbers, but I would guess the A343 does fine. It sold well, and LH used it for more than 10 years already.

The A342 is another story. I think the fact that LH dropped it says a lot about it.
 
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RE: Worldwide A342 Routes

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:38 pm

Quoting Andz (Reply 2):
SAA have several ex LH aircraft, they are used domestically JNB-CPT-JNB as well as JNB-CDG, ZRH, PER and ABJ

I was planning a trip to CPT for next summer, and one of my options for return included for July '07 was a CPT-LHR flight on a South African A342.
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RE: Worldwide A342 Routes

Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:09 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 14):
The 342 came first

Well, the first A340 to fly was the A343... But I don't know about EIS.
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RE: Worldwide A342 Routes

Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:08 am

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 17):
I was planning a trip to CPT for next summer, and one of my options for return included for July '07 was a CPT-LHR flight on a South African A342.

SAA does also run the 342 on the CPT-LHR routing but only on dedicated days. GRU and BOM do get a mix of 342/343.
I wouldn't rely on domestic services as they switch mainly between 744,346 and 342 if a long-haul plane is scheduled on such a flight.
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