Reply To: Malaysia Airlines plans to operate 700-seat A380s

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When the A380 was being developed I don’t believe anyone thought that airlines which operated Boeing aircraft would squeeze so many passengers into their twin-engined B777s and B787s.

The B777x will accommodate many passengers. But as we have explained previously Air Canada’s B777-300ER already accommodates 450-passengers in a three-class layout.

That is not far short of some A380 operators’ seating capacity.

Indeed Korean Airlines has equipped its three-class A380s with only 407 seats.

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