Lufthansa to transfer entire fleet of A340-600 aircraft to Spain for decommissioning

Lufthansa has announced it will decommission its Airbus A340-600 fleet, transferring its entire fleet to Teruel in northeastern Spain, the company said.

Lufthansa said three of the aircraft have already been flown to Teruel, and plans to transfer the entire A340-600 fleet, equaling 17 aircraft, to Teruel where they will be decommissioned over the next 2-3 months. These aircraft will not be operating within of the regular scheduled services for at least the next one to one and a half years.

A decision on the future use of the aircraft or a possible reactivation of a maximum of ten aircraft will be taken at a later stage in time.

Teruel Airport is located between Zaragoza and Valencia in the northeast of Spain. With around 240 days of sunshine a year and little rainfall, the region is particularly suitable for parked aircraft.