Airbus 340-200

The first A 340-200 was delivered to Saudi Arabian 1997.

It's a shortened longer range version of the A 340-300.

The A340-200 typically carries 239 passengers on flights of up to 14,800km.

The -200 variant had sold in relatively small numbers (only 28 A340-200 were sold and built). It was no match for the Boeing 777-200ER also available since 1997.

The aircraft has been used by: Aerolineas Argentinas, South African, Saudi Arabian, Royal Jordanian, Egypt Air.

The A340-200, with 261 passengers in a three-class cabin layout has a range of 7,450 nautical miles (13,000 km).

In a 239 seats configuration, the A340-200 has a range of up to 8,000 nautical miles (14,800 km).

The A340-500 (availabe from 2002) has more range. In 2006 the first Boeing 777-200LR was delivered with even more range.

Links: www.airbus.com

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