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The History of Commercial Aircraft

From the humble beginnings of commercial aircraft in 1913 to the monstrous Airbus A380 the image below details some of the most famous commercial aircraft throughout history, along with a few interesting facts...

Have you ever wondered when you're sitting "comfortably" in your plane seat thousands of feet up in the sky, how the commercial aircraft developed or how people were flying around the globe years before you? Well, you'd think twice about complaining about the lack of leg room had you seen some of the earliest planes. It was only in the early 1900's that planes started being used commercially and even then, the first commercial aircraft the Benoist XIV could only carry one passenger - a far cry from the hundreds of people you will share a plane with going on holiday today.