When did Singapore Airlines retire A340?

When did Singapore Airlines retire A340?

Historical fleet

Aircraft Total Notes/references
Airbus A310-300 17
Airbus A330-300 34
Airbus A340-300 17
Airbus A340-500 5 Operated World’s longest flight from 2004 until retirement in 2013

Is the A340-500 still in service?

The A340-500 is virtually extinct in scheduled airline use. In 2021, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) used one aircraft between Baku and Moscow and the Turkish resort of Bodrum before the type was grounded in early September. It marked the end of the A340-500 commercially, but it was only temporary.

What is the longest A340 flight?

In 2004, an Airbus A340-500 made history by flying the longest route in the world from Singapore to Los Angeles non-stop. The journey took 14 hours and 40 minutes to complete, flying 14,093 km.

Why did Boeing buy A340?

It was mid-June 1999, on the last day of the Paris Air Show, when American plane-maker Boeing announced a deal to purchase 17 Airbus A340-300s from Singapore Airlines. This bold move was made in order to sway Singapore Airlines to buy 10 of Boeing’s new 777-200ERs.

What airlines still fly A340?

The A340 at 30. Which airlines still fly the original Airbus quad jet?

Variant No. in Service Operators
A340-200 1 Conviasa
A340-300 54 Lufthansa, Swiss, Edelweiss, HiFly, Plus Ultra, Air Belgium, Mahan Air, Iran Aseman, Kam Air, Syrian Air, Conviasa
A340-500 2 Azal
A340-600 14 Lufthansa, Plus Ultra, Mahan Air, Azman Air

What are the top 10 longest flights?

The 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights in the World in 2021

  1. New York JFK-Singapore, Singapore Airlines SQ23.
  2. Los Angeles-Singapore, Singapore Airlines SQ37.
  3. San Francisco-Bengaluru, Air India AI176.
  4. New York JFK-Manila, Philippine Airlines PR127.
  5. San Francisco-Singapore, Singapore Airlines SQ33.

What is world’s longest flight?

The world’s longest flights

  1. Singapore to NYC – Singapore Airlines.
  2. Auckland to Doha – Qatar Airways.
  3. Perth to London – Qantas.
  4. Auckland to Dubai – Emirates.
  5. Los Angeles to Singapore – Singapore Airlines.
  6. Houston to Sydney – United Airlines.
  7. Dallas/Fort Worth to Sydney – Qantas.
  8. San Francisco to Singapore – United/Singapore.