Sunset of the Quads, Part 3

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By Vincent Valery


Aug. 20, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week, we compared the economics of the 747-400 and the A380 on the Los Angeles to Sydney route. We now turn our attention to Airbus’ first long-range aircraft, the A340-300, on a Europe to US West Coast mission.

  • A340 launch and development;
  • Competing aircraft;
  • Satisfactory commercial success;
  • A thin long-haul route.

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