14 Interesting Facts About Air Travel You Should Know

14 Interesting Facts About Air Travel You Should Know

What do you know about air travels? Have you even travelled by air? Are you always scared when you travel by air? Do you know travelling by air is one of the safest form of transportation?

Aside from the fact that traveling by air is more expensive than traveling by land, what else do you know really know about it?

This blog post lists 14 interesting facts about air travel that you probably never knew. See below:

1. Sydney (Australia) to Dallas (US) is the world longest flight by distance ,about 13,810 Km.

14 Interesting Facts About Air Travel You Should Know, Dallas Airport

2. Pilots and Copilots eat different meals to reduce the chances of both of them being poisoned at the same time.

14 Interesting Facts About Air Travel You Should Know, Pilot and Copilot

3. A commercial flight flies at an average speed of 800 Km/h.

4. A Boeing 747 is made up of about 6 million parts.

14 Interesting Facts About Air Travel You Should Know, Boeing 747

5. One third of all the airports in the world are in the USA.

6. The first aircraft landed in Nigeria on November 1, 1925.

It involved three De Havilland DH 9A aircraft belonging to the Royal Air Force, RAF.

14 Interesting Facts About Air Travel You Should Know, MMIA Lagos

7. According to planecrashinfo.com, there has been about 1,104 accidents from the beginning of 1960 till the end of 2015.

No form accident is something to be happy about, but this is quite encouraging considering the fact that road accidents in Nigeria every year is well over 11,000 (2016).

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8. Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, Nigeria was built during World War II.

9. KLM is the world oldest airline, it was established in 1919.

14 Interesting Facts About Air Travel You Should Know, KLM

10. Approximately 10 million people make use of Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos Nigeria every year.

11. An average Boeing 747 has about 240-289 Kilometers of wiring.

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12. The Boeing 777 outputs well over 110,000 horsepower . That's approximately the combined horsepower of about 80 Bugatti Chiron (2017 model)

13. Airbus A380 remains the biggest passenger plane on earth.

14 Interesting Facts About Air Travel You Should Know, Airbus 380

14. And the World's largest cargo/heaviest aircraft is Antonov An225.

14 Interesting Facts About Air Travel You Should Know, Antonov An225

I hope you enjoyed these facts about air travels? Book your next flight now! 

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