Top 10 Largest Passenger Aircraft In The World
Top 10 Largest Passenger Aircraft in The World
Here are the 10 worlds largest passenger jet aircraft that can transport hundreds of passengers from another side of the world within an hour. The largest one, Airbus A380 celebrates the anniversary of its first flight. Take a look at the list of the largest passenger aircraft in the world!
10. Airbus A333-300
9. Airbus A340-300
The Airbus A340 300 is a passenger airplane made in France. It was first manufactured in 1993 and can accommodate 295 passengers in a single-class seat arrangement and 267 in a two-class system.
8. Airbus A340-500
The Airbus A340 500 is a passenger airplane manufactured in France. It came out in 2006, though there were early deliveries in 2002. It is designed for 372 passengers in a single-class seat arrangement and 313 in a double class system.
7. Airbus A350-900
6. Boeing 777-200
The Boeing 777 200 is a passenger plane made in the United States. It can accommodate 440 passengers in a single-class system and 400 in a two-class configuration. It has a travel range of 14,260 kilometers or 7,700 nautical miles.
5. Airbus A340-600
4. Boeing 777-300
The Boeing 777 300 is a passenger plane manufactured in the United States with a seating capacity of 550 people in a single-class setup and 451 in a two-class configuration. It has a travel range of 6,013 nautical miles or 11,135 kilometers.
3. Boeing 747-400
The Boeing 747 400 is a passenger plane made in the United States by Boeing that has the capacity to accommodate 416 passengers in a three-class setup, 524 in a two-class setup and 660 in an all-economy cabin. It has a travel range of 7,260 nautical miles or 13,446 kilometers.
2. Boeing 747-8
The Boeing 747 8 is a passenger airplane manufactured in the United States. It can accommodate 700 passengers if a single-class system is followed, while 600 seats are available in a double-class configuration. The plane has a travel range of 8,000nautical miles or 14,816 kilometers.
1. Airbus A380-800
The Airbus A380 800 is a passenger plane made in France with capacity for 853 passengers in a single class or 644 in a two-tiered class. It has a travel range of 8,208 nautical miles or 15,200 kilometers. The plane costs $318 million. However, Airbus has just announced that it would retire the jet in 2021. The European manufacturer stated that with Emirates reducing its order, the program is not sustainable anymore.
Move over A380-800, because there is a new player in town. Airbus announced the new A380plus with even more seats. Officially Airbus states that the new aircraft can carry 80 more passengers and the new winglet design reduces fuel burning by 4% and is 13% cheaper per seat than the old A380. While it is still in development and will only start flying from 2020, but it will certainly take the crown as the biggest passenger aircraft in the world.
The new Airbus A380plus
So, to sum up, there are the Top 10 largest passenger aircraft in the world:
- Airbus A330-300
- Airbus A340-300
- Airbus A340-500
- Airbus A350-900
- Boeing 777-200
- Airbus A340-600
- Boeing 777-300
- Boeing 747-400
- Boeing 747-8
- Airbus A380-800
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