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Airbus A320 is the most present airliner in airports worldwide

Airbus A320neo
Airbus A320neo

The Airbus A320 is the “owner” of airports around the world. According to a survey from OAG Schedules Analyzer consultancy, the European commercial jet regularly serves 1,323 air terminals on five continents, ahead of the Boeing 737-800, present at 1,224 points. The study published this week counted the results of world aviation until August 2016.

The A320 – including the new generation A320neo – and the 737-800 are the only aircraft  that currently operate in more than 1,000 airports. The A319 is the 3rd most present, in 944 terminals of the globe. Brazilian Embraer E190 and E195 jets operating at 723 airports this year.

The top-five list is completed by the ATR 72 turbo-propeller, operating from 713 airports. Up to 12th place, the ranking is dominated by medium-sized commercial aircraft, such as the Embraer E170 and E175, jointly ranked in the tenth position with 422 airports, and the ERJ series, present at 421 points.

The widebody commercial jet best placed on the list is the Airbus A330, 13th, present at 361 terminals around the planet in 2016. Another well-ranked “giant” is the Boeing 767, in 15th place, serving 318 airports.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, one of the most recent aircraft, is ranked 19th, serving 219 airports this year. The Airbus A350, another newly introduced jet, was in the last position of the ranking prepared by the consultancy, covering 36 destinations.

The OAG list also highlights the bad timing of commercial four-engine aircraft. The best placed is the Airbus A340, currently working at 149 airports. The Boeing 747 landed at 100 airports around the world in 2016, while the A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, served just 55 destinations.

Airliners by number of airports served:

1 – Airbus A320 (A320neo) – 1,323
2- Boeing 737-800 – 1,224
3- Airbus A319 – 944
4- Embraer E190/E195 – 723
5-ATR 72 – 713
6- Boeing 737-700 – 646
7- Airbus A321 – 626
8- Bombardier CRJ 100/200 – 539
9- Bombardier Q400 – 454
10- Embraer E170/E175 – 422
11- Embraer ERJ 135/140/145 – 421
12- Bombardier CRJ 900 – 420
13- Airbus A330 – 361
14- Boeing 737-900 – 329
15- Boeing 767 – 318
16- Boeing 757 – 283
17- Boeing 777 – 259
18- Bombardier CRJ 700 – 251
19- Boeing 787 – 219
20- Airbus A340 – 149
21- Sukhoi Superjet – 101
22- Boeing 747 – 100
23- Airbus A318 – 77
24- Airbus A380 – 55
25- Airbus A350 – 36

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