Modern 747 model aircraft, nicknamed "jumbo jets," can seat between 300 and 500 people. The exact number of seats depends on the type of 747 jet and the individual airline's configuration of the plane.Continue Reading
The 747-400 is the classic jumbo jet model and is a wide-body four-engine aircraft manufactured by the American aerospace company Boeing with engines by Rolls Royce. The aircraft gets its nickname from the distinctive shape of its upper deck. The 747-400 is in widespread use across the globe, serving over 210 airports. It is the world's fastest commercial jet with a maximum speed of 614 miles per hour, or 988 kilometers per hour. Common seating configurations for the 747-400 feature a maximum of between 300 and 350 passengers.
The 747-8 Intercontinental is an upgrade of previous versions of the 747 jetliner and was developed with user input. It adds seating to increase capacity to between 400 and 500 passengers. The seating area was redesigned to increase passenger seating space.
The first 747 jumbo jet took flight in 1969 and quickly became the standard for international air travel. Since then, they have flown millions of people around the world. The 747-8 is a fourth-generation 747 model.Learn more about Airplanes & Helicopters
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The Airbus A330-300 aircraft seats 300 passenger in a standard two-cabin arrangement. A total of 36 passengers can be seated in business or first class, while the remaining 264 seats are located in the economy class section of the plane.Full Answer >
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