Best in Class: Which Jet Charters Boast the Most Cabin Space?
In the world of jet charters, cabin space goes hand in hand with comfort. Aircraft are capable of flying tremendous distances, and for the discerning traveller, having ample legroom, or the ability to stretch out and walk about the cabin makes for a more enjoyable journey.
Dozens of larger luxury jets feature fully berthable seating, divans and even full-size beds. But it all comes down to space. Here are the industry leaders in their respective classes.
Turboprop – Beech King Air 350
When it comes to spaciousness in the turboprop class, the Beech King Air 350 is, well, the king. In production since the 1960s, these remarkably reliable and robust jet charters are roomy enough to seat up to nine passengers comfortably in a double-club arrangement. It also features a large enclosed lavatory at the rear.
Measuring 355 cubic feet in volume, the King Air 350’s cabin is:
- 4 feet, 9 inches tall
- 4 feet, 6 inches wide
- 19 feet, 6 inches long
Light Jet – Embraer Phenom 300
For a light jet, the cabin of the Brazilian-made Phenom 300 by Embraer is a pleasure to ride in. It boasts 325 cubic feet of eloquently designed cabin space and is capable of carrying up to eight passengers.
Embraer worked with BMW Designworks to create the cabin interior, using clean lines to give it a minimalist look to imbue it with a feeling of spaciousness.
Midsize Jet – Embraer Legacy 500
Embraer’s Legacy 500 is a midsize business jet, but it feels much larger than that. It features:
- Best cabin volume in its class (1,098 cubic feet)
- Best pressurization in its class (6,000 feet when flying at 45,000 feet)
- Seating for up to nine passengers
- Four fully flat berthable seating positions
Passengers travelling on Phenom 300 jet charters also appreciate the fact that it’s the only full stand-up cabin with a flat floor in its class.
Super-midsize – Challenger 300/Gulfstream G200
While Bombardier Challenger 300 (860 cubic feet) and Gulfstream G280 (868 cubic feet) offer nearly the same cabin volume, their dimensions are quite different. The Challenger 300 is about four feet longer than the G200, however, Gulfstream’s offering has more stand-up headroom, which may be more appealing to taller passengers on jet charters.
Heavy Jet – Gulfstream G650
Is there anything the Gulfstream G650 doesn’t do well? If there is, we haven’t heard about it. In addition to being one of the fastest and longest-range jet charters on the market, it also has class-leading cabin space (2,138 cubic feet). That’s enough room for up to 19 passengers to fly in sublime comfort.
Charter Airliner – Airbus A380
The Airbus A380 is a behemoth. Simply put, it is the world’s largest airliner, capable of seating 525 passengers. It’s cabin measures a staggering:
- 27 feet high
- 21 wide
- 100 feet long
In fact, the A380 is so big only certain commercial airports have the required upgraded facilities necessary to handle it!
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