Air France Fleet Airbus A340-300 Details and Pictures. Air France operated 2 wide-body aircraft Airbus A340-300 aircraft.
The Airbus A340 is a long-range, four-engine, wide-body commercial passenger jet airliner that was developed and produced by the European aerospace company Airbus.
With a service range of 7,400 nautical miles, Airbus’ A340-300 is tailored to meet the needs of the 275-300-seat long-range market – offering direct point-to-point services and increased flight frequencies at lower costs.
It thrives in many market environments and often forms a key part of a larger international operation with major and flagship carriers, operating along with other A330 or A340 models.
As flagships with smaller airlines, A340-300s provide vital long-range links to and from less populous cities; while serving as a cost-effective 275-300-seat long-range complement for operators of A320 Family aircraft.
Airbus A340-300 Air France Aircraft Fleet Data and Registration Number
|Airbus A340-300||F-GLZJ||21.3 years|
|Airbus A340-300||F-GLZU||18.0 years|
Air France Fleet Airbus A340-300 Cabin Interior Class Configuration and Seats Layout
The Air France Airbus A340-300 aircraft features 275 seats in a three cabin configuration: Business, Premium Economy, and Economy.
It is used on long-haul intercontinental routes.
The business class cabin has a total of 30 seats in a 2-2-2 configuration, with four rows AC, six centre rows of DH and then five rows of KJ.
The seat is one of the old-style Air France business class seats, though with new upholstery.
It is lie-flat rather than full flat, with a recline of 175 degrees and a bed width of 61 cm and a length of 2 metres.
There is one USB socket for each seat and also an electric socket, though note that you need an adaptor for that if you have a UK plug (it fits US and EU ones without a problem).
There is a storage compartment for magazines between each seat, although things tend to fly out of here on take-off so you would be wise to follow the advice and not use it for stowage at take-off since your iPad won’t thank you.
There is also a slot for your shoes.
The side table slides out and upwards from the arm of the chair.
The seats have a new inflight entertainment system (IFE) which was going through teething problems.
Premium-economy cabin was laid out in a 2-3-2 configuration compared to the 2-4-2 of the main cabin and 2-2-2 of the business-class cabin.
The premium-economy cabin was bright and clean, much more attractive than the Air France premium economy on the same type of aircraft.
The wall of the galley had vivid livery.
The lavatory size and amenities were the same as you would see on other mainstream A330 and A340 operators.
There were enough lavatories, and they each had an adequate amount of space and new fittings.
Seat Map and Seating Chart Airbus A340-300 Air France
Business class has 30 angle-flat seats.
Passengers traveling with infants are often seated on the seats 2AB as they have bassinet location.
Proximity of the lavatories may cause discomfort to passengers of the seats 6E and 6F.
Premium economy class consists of 3 rows of seats that have 2-3-2 configuration.
Passengers of the seats of 14th row will take advantage of extra space for their legs.
Among disadvantages of these seats: lack of floor storage during take-off and landing, close location of the galleys, and reduced width of the seats because the tray tables and personal TV are in the armrests making them immovable.
The seats 14DEF have bassinet location.
Economy class may transport 224 passengers.
The seats of the economy class are located in two section. Most of the seats have 2-4-2 configuration.
First section of economy class seats consists of 14 rows of seats.
Close location of the galley and position of the bulkhead may cause discomfort to passengers of the seats of 18th row.
Passengers travelling with infants are often seated on the seats 18AB and 18JK.
As there are no seats in front, the seats 19D and 19G have extra legroom.
However these seats have immovable armrests.
The seats 19EF on the contrary have limited legroom.
Position of the TV may be bothersome for passengers of these 4 seats.
The main disadvantage of the seats 29DEFG, 30AB, 30JK, 31AB and 31JK is close location of the lavatories.
The second version of economy class seats has 17 rows.
Position of the bassinet and close location of the lavatories may represent a problem to passengers of the seats 32DEFG, 33AB and 33JK.
As there are no seats behind other passengers and crew members passing by tend to bump into the seats 42D and 42G.
The seats 43DEF have limited space for passengers’ legs.
The seats 47DEF, 47JK and 48AB are considered bad seats as they have limited recline.
In addition the seats 47DEF and 47JK are located close to the lavatories causing discomfort to passengers of these seats.
Airbus A340-300 Air France Aircraft Fleet Inflight Amenities Information
- Audio. An extensive variety of onboard audio programming is available on demand in all classes.
- Video. An extensive variety of onboard video programming is available on demand in all classes including television and movies.
- AC Power. AC power is available in Business and Premium Economy only.
- Food. Depending on your flight’s departure time, duration, and class of service, Air France offers an appropriate meal: breakfast, snack, or dinner. Meals are provided on all long-haul flights.
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