Lufthansa (LH, Frankfurt International) has begun retiring its fleet of twenty-three A340-600s with the first of the type having now been ferried to Arizona for storage.

Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows D-AIHM (msn 762) was ferried from Munich to Marana on January 24. Its last commercial service - LH425 Boston-Munich - took place on November 5 of last year.

The German carrier is replacing the outgoing quadjets with more economical A350-900s of which it has twenty-five on order from Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac). The first of the type - D-AIXA (msn 74) - was delivered in December last year with the remainder due to arrive through 2023.

According to the ch-aviation aircraft database, Lufthansa's A340-600s are configured with 189 in Economy, twenty-eight in Premium Economy, fifty-six in Business, and eight in First. They are used on flights from their Munich hub to Beijing Capital, Boston, Cape Town International, Chicago O'Hare, Denver International, Hong Kong International, Los Angeles International, México City International, Miami International, New York JFK, New York Newark, San Francisco, Seoul Incheon, Shanghai Pudong, Tokyo Haneda, and Washington Dulles.