Missing EgyptAir Flight 804 — Why Was It Only At 35% Passenger Capacity?

by Anura Guruge


EgyptAir_Airbus_A320

Click to ENLARGE. Thought to be an image of the actual missing Airbus A320 plane. From Wikipedia.


Having ‘just’ been on a number of Airbus A32x on our recent trip to California the first thing that struck me, early this morning, when I heard about the missing EgyptAir Flight 804 was WHY was it so empty. I knew that an Airbus A320 can hold at least 150 passengers. Appears that depending on configuration it can hold from 150 to 179 passengers. [The plane is an Airbus A320-232.]

But this flight, from Paris no less, only had 56 passengers. Yes, I know that tourism and travel to Egypt is way down. But is it THAT bad or was there something else.

Strange that nobody else commented on this this morning. I was very struck by its emptiness. I just expected a flight from Europe to Cairo to be reasonably packed. [Most U.S. flights are full these days.]


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by Anura Guruge

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