Lufthansa to bring back the A340-600 to Charlotte

February 18, 2023
Lufthansa A340-600

A few changes will happen on Lufthansas Munich service over the next months. After a reduction of service during the winter schedule, Lufthansa will go back to daily service on the A350-900 starting March 27th. But that is not all. Aviation enthusiasts were excited in 2020, when Lufthansa announced the A340-600 returning to the Queen City in regular scheduled service. With the happenings back then, this did not happen, and for a short time, it appeared, that the A346 would not be coming back to life.

Lufthansa just recently reactivated a few of these iconic planes, and started them on routes like Boston, Los Angeles and New York JFK. But now, the A380 will be reactivated and take over these routes – Opening up the A346 for Charlotte again.

Starting July 4th 2023, the service will be reduced to 6 weekly (Daily except Tuesdays) but moved to the A340-600 aircraft type. This depends on the reactivation progress of the A380 aircrafts, and is subject to change, but appears to be a rather solid plan as of now. While the reduction in frequency initially seems disappointing, Lufthansa will go back up to daily service in September. Also, the A340-600 will introduce a First Class product to the Charlotte market for the first time in over a decade.

Among the unique features of the A346 is an economy lavatory section in the bottom of the plane that is only accessible via stairs, as well as an amazing first class product. Overall capacity is similar to the currently flown A350-900, but will have more premium seats overall.

So mark the date, and enjoy the return of the “Flying Pencil” to the queen city.