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A A380-800 carrying 550 passengers costs $270million.
A 747-400 carrying 436 passangers costs $215million.
Both work out at roughly $0.5million per passenger.
The 747-400 has a range of 14,205km, with a max fuel capacity of 63,700gallons.
The A380-800 has a range of 15,100km, with a max fuel capacity of 81,900gallons.
That gives the 747-400 a rate of 0.2km/g.
And the A380 a rate of 0.18km/g.
Or, based on passenger numbers, the 747-400 has a rate of 1.02 gallons of fuel per 100km per passenger. The A380 has a rate of 0.9 gallons of fuel per 100km per passenger. (work all that out myself, phew). This gives the Airbus a more efficient fuel cost when carrying a full passenger load.
Originally posted by JoeDoaks
I don't see Fred in this thread- must be sulking
Originally posted by Azeari of the Radiant Eye the original story talked about 800 passengers, then I heard a news report talking about 500 (and edited my original post accordingly), then this morning I heard one that said "up to 850".
Anyone know The Truth??
A380-700 Originally known as A3XX-50 or A3XX-50R, proposed extended range model with shortened fuselage for 481 passengers
A380-800 Originally known as A3XX-100, first production model seating 555 passengers
A380-800C7 Proposed combination passenger/cargo model based on A380-800 with room for 7 cargo pallets
A380-800C11 Proposed combination passenger/cargo model with room for 11 pallets
A380-800F Originally known as A3XX-100F, dedicated freighter based on -800 model
A380-800R Proposed extended range model based on A380-800 for 555 passengers
A380-800S Proposed reduced range model based on -800
A380-900 Originally known as A3XX-200, proposed stretch model with longer fuselage for 656 passengers
A380-900S Proposed reduced range -900 model
"The capability exists for some airlines to put up to 800 passengers on board their A380s, but at Virgin we believe that we stay ahead of the competition by looking after the passenger, which is why we will only seat 500 people. link