There is no doubt that air travel is now considered to be among the most effective ways of travelling across continents in the shortest amount of time. Whether you fly Emirates or Air France, or opt for Lufthansa or British Airways, there are always a few aeroplane models that nearly every airline company has; no matter where they are located in the world. Here’s a rundown of the 5 most popularly produced aeroplanes you’ll find!

Boeing 737

Perhaps the most common flight model you will find almost all airline companies have is the well-known Boeing 737. While interiors may change depending on each company’s preference, the narrow-bodied model has endured the test of time since its production in the 70s.

Airbus A320

A well-known competitor to the Boeing series is the Airbus A320 which is considered to be a favourite among many nations since it has dominated the market. With over 10,000 deliveries the A320 also has a A320neo model that was first introduced in 2016. Believe it or not, this twin-engine single-aisle aircraft has clocked in 280 million flight hours!

Douglas DC-3

Douglas DC-3. Credit: Towpilot/CC BY-SA 3.0

The Douglas DC-3 is among the oldest aircraft models produced in aviation history because of the significance it played during World War II. First produced in 1936, it gained popularity as a military aircraft during the war in 1939. There are over 16,079 produced planes but not many are in service today because of updated aviation design and technologies.

Cessna 172

It might not seem like it, but the Cessna 172 is said to be among the best and most widely produced since it was produced in 1968. Unlike a commercial aeroplane, this plucky four-seater is popularly used by instructors, flying enthusiasts and trainees as they prepare to take on the skies. The large cabin and classic design have remained a favourite for flight professionals.

Boeing 777

Nearly 64 meters in length, the Boeing 777 is considered to be a dependable flight model since it was first produced in 1993. The long-range wide-body airliner can carry 440 passengers which is perfect for International long-haul flights. There are over 8 different models in a Boeing 777 from the 777X to the 777-8 and 777-9 being the new additions.