Narrow body aircraft
Are narrow body planes only used on short-haul flights?
No. Narrow body planes can also be used on medium-haul and long-haul flights.
Copa Airlines is a prime example of an airline that uses narrow body equipment (Boeing 737) to fly on flights that are over six hours long. The airline travels from Panama City to destinations within South America that range between 6.5–8 hours in journey time.
Norwegian is another airline that uses narrow body aircraft on flights that are longer than 4 hours. For example, the airline flies from the UK to destinations within the US using Boeing 737 planes.
What's the maximum capacity for a narrow body plane?
Currently, the narrow body aircraft with the largest capacity is the Boeing 757-300. This aircraft can seat up to 295 per passengers at once. The Boeing 757 is currently not in production as Boeing stopped producing the aircraft model in 2004. However, there are still many Boeing 757s in circulation.
Which airlines fly single aisle planes?
Single aisle or narrow body planes are flown by pretty much every airline. Airlines that fly shorter, domestic and regional flights will often have only narrow body planes within their fleet. These include airlines such as First Air, SATENA and Kunming Airlines.
What is the most popular narrow body aircraft?
The most popular narrow body aircraft of all-time if the Boeing 737. Overall, there have been more than 15,000 Boeing 737s ordered. This includes all of its variants, including the Boeing 737 MAX, which is currently grounded.