Narrowbody vs. Widebody

Narrowbody Single-aisle aircraft with 5-6 seats per row for short- and medium-haul flights.

Widebody Twin-aisle aircraft with 7-10 seats per row for long-haul flights.

Airbus A320 family

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Passenger aircraft with jet engines are divided into size classes according to their range and seat capacity. A construction feature that distinguishes narrowbodies and widebodies is the number of aisles. Narrowbodies have a single aisle, a maximum fuselage diameter of 4 meters, and a range of up to 4,000 nautical miles; widebodies have two aisles and sometimes two passenger decks, a fuselage that measures 7 meters, and a range of up to 8,500 nautical miles.


Airbus A320 family

Approx. 150 passengers on average
75 tons take-off weight

Twin Aisle Widebody

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Approx. 280 passengers on average
250 tons take-off weight

Very Large Widebody

Airbus A380

Up to 525 passengers
575 tons take-off weight