Airbus A340-600 of China Eastern Airlines Touch Down Runway

 Airbus A340-600 of China Eastern

Airbus A340-600 of China Eastern Airlines Touch Down Runway

One of the longest aircraft in the world, Airbus A340-600 of China Eastern Airlines during touch down runway at Taoyuan International Airport. Thanks to Iinyushun who captured this picture with fantastic timing, we able to see smoke emerged from its rubber.

Taoyuan Airport is located about 40 km of Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan. This airport also the main hub for China Airlines and EVA Air. Based on 2014 data, Taoyuan handled more than 35 million passengers and more than 2 million kg of freight. Making this as one of the busiest airport in terms of passengers as well as cargo.

While China Eastern Airlines is one of the largest airline in China, they carried up to 83 million passengers per year and quite high load factor. Its main market is domestic flights and few international flights. Unfortunately, China Eastern Airlines have retired whole Airbus A340-600 fleet, there were five A340-600s grounded. Airbus A340-600 series able to carry up to 475 passengers at one flight, this is stretched version of A340-200.

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