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article imageRussian jet set to have highest seating capacity

By Tim Sandle     Oct 19, 2013 in Travel
Russia's Transaero Airlines is set to launch its new Airbus A380 in 2015. The so-called super jet' will have the largest passenger capacity in the world.
The Russian carrier's superjumbo jet is likely to have the highest seating capacity of any commercial passenger jet, with room for 652 seats. The passengers will be divided up into three classes, based on ticket price.
Transaero CEO Olga Pleshakova told USA Today a little more: "Imperial Class is 12 seats, which are designed as suites. There are 24 seats in business class – these are full-flat seats and all-around access. And 616 is for the economy, for the total of 652."
Most other operators of the A380 have configured the jets with a capacity in a range between about 470 and 520 seats.
The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner. The A380's upper deck extends along the entire length of the fuselage, with a width equivalent to a wide-body aircraft. This gives the A380-800's cabin 5,145.1 square feet of floor space, which is 40% more than the next-largest airliner, the Boeing 747-8.
The first route of the new Russian jet will be from Vladivostok to Moscow, a 4,000 mile trip that takes around nine hours flying time. Transaero operates scheduled and charter flights to more than 99 domestic and international destinations. Its main bases are Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow and Pulkovo International Airport in Saint Petersburg.
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