With the invention of aircraft, travelling became easier and more comfortable for people to travel from one country to another. Whether it is a faraway continent or a country, aircraft take you anywhere without any difficulty. Aircraft come in different sizes and Antonov An-225 Mriya with six engines is the largest aircraft by weight, length and wingspan but it is not a passenger aircraft but a transport aircraft. So in this article, we are discussing passenger aircraft. Given below is the list of the World’s largest passenger aircraft.
The Airbus A330 is a wide-body airliner and got into shape by Airbus. It is a twin-engine jet airliner. Its first flight was on 2nd November 1992. Also, its primary users are Turkish Airlines, Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines. The aircraft can carry between 250 and 440 passengers.
The Airbus A340 is a long-range, wide-body commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Airbus. Its first flight was on 25th October 1991. The primary users are Lufthansa, Iberia, South African Airways and Mahan Air. It was developed from Airbus A300 and 380 aircraft have been built till date. The variants of this plane can carry up to 375 passengers at a time.
The A340-500 is the world’s longest-range commercial airline. It first flew on 11 February 2002. Also, it can carry 313 passengers at a time. It was primarily used by Emirates and Singapore Airlines. As of March 2020, there were 2 A340-500s in airline service, both with Azerbaijan Airlines.
The A350-900 is the first A350 model. It was designed to compete with the Boeing 777 and 787 (777-200ER/LR, and Boeing 787-10) while replacing the Airbus A340-300 and A340-500. Its first flight was on January 15 2015. The aircraft was unveiled by Qatar Airways. It can carry 325 passengers and also it can fly longer than any other aeroplane.
The Boeing 777-200LR was introduced in 2006. This aircraft was pet name as Worldliner as it can connect almost any two airports in the world. Also, it holds the world record for the longest nonstop flight by a commercial airliner. Delta Air Lines and Emirates are its main users. It can carry 400 to 440 passengers.
The aircraft was introduced in 2002. It is the largest of the Airbus jetliners. The Airbus A340-600 is a super stretch version of the A340 aircraft family. It can carry 380 passengers.
Boeing 777-300, its first flight was on October 16 1995. It has the seating capacity for 550 people. It is called the stretched version as it is 242 feet and is longer than the earlier versions.
The Boeing 747-400 is a wide-body airliner by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It is a modified version of Boeing 747. Its first flight was on April 29, 1988. The primary users are Atlas Air, Lufthansa, UPS Airlines and British Airways. A total of 694 aircraft have got their shape. It can carry 416 passengers.
The Boeing 747-8 is a wide-body airliner which is build by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It is the biggest and latest version of 747. Hence, the primary users are Lufthansa, Korean Air, UPS Airlines, and Cathay Pacific Cargo. 137 aircraft have been manufacturing as of May 2020. It can carry 467 passengers.
Airbus A380 is a wide-body airliner and also a double-deck aircraft. It is the biggest passenger plane in the world. It is manufactured by Airbus. Therefore, a standard Airbus A380-800 can carry 853 passengers at a time. It first flew on 27 April 2005. The primary users are Emirates, Singapore Airlines, British Airways and Qantas. As of 30 September 2020, 242 aircraft have been manufactured.
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