TAP Air Portugal Fleet Airbus A340-300 Details and Pictures. TAP Air Portugal operates 4 wide-body aircraft Airbus A340-300, but soon this aircraft will be replaced with Airbus A330neo. The Airbus A340-300 has the best on board comfort and service in the quietest cabin. It is powered by four engines and operates independent of the restrictions that apply to twin-engine planes, which allows it to offer direct flights to the destinations. It is also capable of carrying up to 25 tons as cargo. 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. As a result of its four engines, the A340-300 does not require any ETOPS (Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards) certification – allowing for quick start-up of long-haul operations. It also has good ‘hot and high’ capability at airports that would be off-limits to other aircraft.
Airbus A340-300 TAP Air Portugal Aircraft Fleet Data and Registration Number
|Airbus A340-312||CS-TOA||22 Dec 1994||Fernão Mendes Pinto|
|Airbus A340-312||CS-TOB||22 Dec 1994||D. Joao de Castro|
|Airbus A340-312||CS-TOC||24 Apr 1995||Venceslau de Moraes|
|Airbus A340-312||CS-TOD||24 Apr 1995||D. Francisco de Almeida|
TAP Air Portugal Fleet Airbus A340-300 Cabin Interior Class Configuration and Seats Layout
This wide-body aircraft Airbus A340-300 is used on the airline’s long-haul routes, including to North and South America. It’s outfitted in a two class configurations with 36 angled flat Executive seats and 232 standard Economy seats.
The four-engine A340-300 features a wonderfully quiet cabin, a key element for relaxing on long-haul operations. Seating 275-300 passengers in a typical configuration, or up to 440 travellers in a high-density arrangement, everyone flying can enjoy the extra personal space available in the widebody twin-aisle cabin. With wider seats and the possibility of including a wide variety of customised interiors and in-flight entertainment options, passengers can settle in and enjoy their flight.
With enduring appeal to both passengers and businesses, the A340-300 continues to be a popular aircraft. With such superior levels of space and comfort, time on-board flies by and everyone can reach their destination feeling refreshed and relaxed.
Seat Map and Seating Chart Airbus A340-300 TAP Air Portugal
This airplane may transport 268 passengers in two classes: 36 in the executive class and 232 in the economy class.
First 6 rows of seats represent seats of executive class and have 2-2-2 configuration. So, there are 36 angle-flat seats here. All these seats are standard only location of the galleys and lavatories behind will cause discomfort to passengers of the seats of the 6th row.
Economy class seats are located in two sections. First section contains 16 rows of seats: 14 of them have 2-4-2 configuration and 2 rows contain 4 seats each. Limited space for passengers’ legs and close location of the galleys and lavatories are the main disadvantages of the seats 11DEFG.
Passengers of the seats 12AB and 12HJ will take advantage of extra legroom. But location of the lavatories and galleys in front may cause discomfort.
The noise from the galley and lavatories located behind and limited recline are the disadvantages of the seats 25AB, 25HJ and 26DEFG.
Second section of economy class seats is located behind the exit row. Due to the exit row located in front the seats of the 27th row offer extra legroom. Passengers tend to congregate in the area of these seats while waiting to use lavatories and this causing discomfort to passengers of these seats.
Because of the awkward configuration transition of the seats from 4 to 3, the seats 36A and 36G are often bumped by service carts and other passengers passing by and the seats 37DEF have limited space for passengers’ legs.
The only disadvantage of the seats 41D and 41F is the noise from the galleys located behind.
The seats 39AB, 40HJ and 42DEF are considered bad seats because these seats are less reclining or not reclining at all and are located close to the galleys.
Airbus A340-300 TAP Air Portugal Aircraft Fleet Inflight Amenities and On-Board Services Information
- Audio. TAP Portugal offers a variety of audio stations.More Information
- Video. Each seat has a personal TV featuring a variety of TV programs and movies. More Information
- AC Power. Executive Class is equipped with 110V power outlets. There is no power in Economy class.
- Food. TAP Portugal serves complimentary meals, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks. More Information NOTE: Meals for children between 2-12 years of age should be requested at time of booking.
TAP Air Portugal Aircraft Fleet Wide-Body Airbus A340-300 Images Gallery
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