What Is the Airbus A320?


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The Airbus A320 is a large commercial passenger plane that holds between 150 and 180 passengers in either a single-cabin or double-cabin layout. The Airbus A320 is long and narrow, with a single aisle instead of two or three. This plane flies on short to mid-length routes and emphasizes passenger comfort.

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Passengers on the traditional A320 choose between economy and business class seating, with the exception of charter and budget flights, which have just one seating class. A newer version of the A320 features more overhead storage capacity and larger passenger doors for faster entry and exiting. These planes boast a better fuel efficiency than other plane models and improved cockpit technology, including navigation and landing systems.

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