A Boeing 737-800 holiday flight returns to Aberdeen after the passengers had enjoyed a break in the Mediterranean sun.
Contributor:David Gowans / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:6070 x 4032 px | 51.4 x 34.1 cm | 20.2 x 13.4 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:17 February 2018
Location:Aberdeen Airport (ABZ), Dyce, Aberdeen, UK
The 737-800 seats 162 passengers in a two-class layout or 189 passengers in a one-class layout. It competes with the Airbus A320. It burns 850 US gallons (3,200 L) of jet fuel per hour—about 80 percent of the fuel used by an MD-80 on a comparable flight, even while carrying more passengers than the latter. According to the Airline Monitor, an industry publication, a 737-800 burns 4.88 US gallons (18.5 L) of fuel per seat per hour. The 737−800 was launched by Hapag-Lloyd Flug (now TUIfly) in 1994 and entered service in 1998. In 2011, United Airlines— flying a Boeing 737-800 from Houston to Chicago—operated the first U.S. commercial flight powered by a blend of algae-derived biofuel and traditional jet fuel to reduce its carbon footprint. In February 2016, Boeing launched a passenger-to-freighter conversion program, with the aircraft designated the 737-800BCF (for Boeing Converted Freighter). Boeing started the program with orders for 55 conversions, with the first converted aircraft due to be delivered in late 2017