|Role||Wide-Body Jet airliner|
|National origin||Multi-country origin|
|First flight||25 October 1991|
|Introduction||15 March 1993 with Lufthansa|
|Status||Not made anymore, but still used by airlines|
South African Airways
A340-200: US$87 million (1989) A340-300: US$238.0 million (2011) A340-500: US$261.8 million (2011)A340-600: US$275.4 million (2011)
|Developed from||Airbus A300|
|Developed into||Airbus A350 XWB|
There are 4 variants of this model: The A340-200 (which is the shortest), the A340-300, the A340-500 and the longest one the A340-600. The A340-600 is the second longest passenger plane in the world.
The Airbus A340 is no longer in production as it was replaced by the more efficient Airbus A350 XWB.