The Airbus A318 is the baby of the Airbus family of airplanes. Most of its siblings seat hundreds of passengers and fly all over the world, the A318 can hold 131 passengers in regular seating. However, when you choose this plane for a business jet, the game changes–big time.
Imagine a plane that is twice the size of regular business jets, one that is full of modern technology and one that looks more like an office or a living room than an airplane. When designed to hold just eighteen passengers, the Airbus A318 has it all. The cabin is enormous, so much so that you will forget you are on a plane. There is 70.2 feet of space from front to back, and over twelve feet to play with width wise and over 7 feet of cabin height. It boasts a private office, an en suite bathroom, three other bathrooms, a dining room, couches, seven pairs of facing chairs and so much more.
Heading off on a transcontinental trip? No worries, as this plane transforms in flight to accommodate eleven full berths and four pullout sleepers allowing you and your team to get a good night’s sleep en route.
The bathrooms are not your typical lavatory-on-a-plane type, either, as they are roomy, functional and feature all the comforts of home, something you don’t expect as you soar at 39,000 feet above the earth.
The Airbus A318 also has a temperature control system that is divided by cockpit, forward and aft so everyone is comfortable for the duration of the trip and because long range flights typically mean lots of luggage, this plane is equipped with 975 cubic feet for your bags.
This business jet can take on trips like London to Dubai in less than six hours or Moscow to London in 3.5 hours, and she has a cruising speed of 450 knots, but this super long range jet also has a secret. Not only is it the roomiest and best appointed cabin wise, but it is the largest commercial airline certified for steep approach operations. This means it doesn’t need super long runways on which to land, making it a wonderful choice when you need to get to smaller airports like London City right in the heart of it all.
Form, function and beauty all work in concert on this business jet that gets you to where you are going in style, small airport or not. Why not check her out for yourself?