Lisbon - TAP Air Portugal plans to retire its last Airbus A340s in the first quarter of 2019. They will be replaced with more efficient A330neos.

The Portuguese flag carrier still has four A340-300s in service. These aircraft are already more than 20 years old and are mainly used on the routes to northern Brazil.

Besides the fact that the A340-300s consume a lot of kerosene, their cabins are also outdated. For instance, many passengers complain about the Business Class seats that cannot be reclined.

February 14 will be the last A340 flight in the TAP fleet.

TAP Air Portugal will also say goodbye to its oldest A330-300s in the coming years. With the arrival of 21 brand new A330neos, the long-distance fleet will undergo radical modernization.