China Eastern Airlines retires final A340-300 from fleet

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China Eastern Airlines has retired the Airbus A340-300 aircraft from its fleet.

The SkyTeam alliance member first introduced the aircraft type in 1996 and operated a total of five A340s, says the carrier.

The aircraft were also used for rescue and relief and evacuation missions.

The airline made the decision to retire the aircraft type in 2011 and the first aircraft was returned to Airbus this April. The last aircraft, with registration B-2384, will be returned to Airbus in mid-November, it adds.

Data from Flightglobal Pro shows that the carrier has three A340-300s in storage. It also operates five A340-600s, and 26 Airbus A330-200s and -300s.