Lufthansa has been operating the Airbus A340 since 1993 when their first A340-300 took to the skies. In 2003, Lufthansa expanded the A340 fleet when Airbus introduced the A340-600 variant. At the peak of A340 operations, Lufthansa operated 50 of the type. Recently, LH has begun retiring the oldest of their A340-300 aircraft. 3 A340-300s have been retired so far in 2014: D-AIGD, D-AIGF & D-AIGH.