Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Airliner With Most Seats Ever Unveiled

Emirates has been one of the Airbus A380s biggest champions. It currently operates 59 superjumbos and has orders for 81 more. It's raised the prospect of ordering 200 more if Airbus is willing to commit to a redesign. Click on for a gallery of the A380 through the years.

(CNN)The biggest airliner in the world just got more seats than ever before.
Over the weekend, Emirates airline unveiled a new Airbus A380 outfitted with 615 seats.
"For those keeping score, that is the most ever," writes aviation blogger Gilbert Ott. Currently Air France A380s fly the largest capacity configuration in active service -- 538 seats.
Think about it: 615 passengers is like an entire town flying on one airplane.
In fact, assuming the 2010 Census is accurate, this plane actually has enough seats to fly the entire population of Circle, Montana.
    For those who don't follow the industry, the A380 is basically a flying building.
    It's the monster truck of airliners, with four engines and two floors of seats.
    The 615-seater is expected to begin flying a route between Dubai and Copenhagen in December, The National reports.
    By Thom Patterson, CNN

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