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Boeing 737-800 Seat Map and Overview

Boeing 737-800

Boeing 737-800 Overview

The Boeing 737-800 airplane belongs to the Boeing 737 Next Generation family of airliners developed in the 1990s. Therefore, it can be abbreviated as Boeing 737-800 NG.

The Boeing 737-800 twin-engine passenger airplane is a family of narrow-body airplanes designed for short- and medium-range routes. First of all, Boeing 737-800 was designed to replace the Boeing 737-400 passenger airliner of the “Classic” series. Today, the direct competitor for the Boeing 737-800 is the Airbus A320 narrow-body passenger airplane.

The maximum capacity of the Boeing 737-800 is 189 passengers. More seats cannot be placed in the airplane, as evacuation time standards will not be met. To meet them, emergency exits had to be added to the fuselage.

Development History of the Boeing 737 800

Boeing launched the Boeing 737-800 program in 1994 after receiving an order for more than 40 aircraft. The Boeing 737-800 made its first flight on July 31, 1997.

Certification of the airliner was completed on March 13, 1998, and the first delivery was made to German airline Hapag-Lloyd on April 22, 1998. Two days later, on April 24, the aircraft made its first commercial flight.

Work on the Boeing 737 800 aircraft commenced on September 5, 1994, initially under the project name 737-400X Stretch, indicating its predecessor status. The project was later renamed to 737-800.

Compared to its predecessor, the Boeing 737-400, the fuselage of the new aircraft increased in length by 3.02 meters, resulting in an expanded passenger capacity. In a two-class cabin configuration, it accommodates 162 passenger seats, including 12 business class seats and 150 economy class seats. In a single-class configuration, the passenger capacity reaches 189 seats.

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B24s turbofan engines with a thrust of 107.6 kN, some Boeing 737-800s with increased payload capacity were equipped with CFM56-7B27s engines, boasting a thrust of 121.4 kN.

The aircraft is equipped with digital avionics EFIS from the American company “Honeywell,” displaying information on six multifunctional LCD screens. It also features an Instrument Landing System (ILS) or Head-Up Display (HUD).

The maiden flight of the Boeing 737 800 took place on July 31, 1997, with the first deliveries to airlines occurring in April 1998. “Hapag-Lloyd Flug” became the first customer, while “Ryanair,” an Irish airline and one of the largest budget carriers in Europe, placed the largest order for 299 units of the Boeing 737-800. Currently, these aircraft operate in a single-class, economical cabin layout, providing 189 passenger seats.

Boeing 737 800 Technical Details

Passenger Cabin

Crew 2 pilots
Passenger Capacity 189

Dimensions

Length (M) 39.50
Height (M) 12.60
Wingspan (M) 34.32
Wing Area (sq. m) 124.58
Fuselage Width (m) 3.76
Cabin Width (m) 3.53

Weight

Empty Weight (kg) 41480
Max Takeoff Weight (kg) 79016
Max Landing Weight (kg) 66361

Flight Data

Range (km) 7408
Cruising Speed (KM/H) 936
Max Speed (KM/H) 978
Takeoff Distance (M) 2241
Landing Distance (M) 1634
Engines 2 × CFM International CFM56-7B24
Engine Thrust (kN) 2 × 107
Max Fuel Capacity (L) 26035
Max Altitude (M) 12500

Boeing 737-800

Boeing 737-800 Modifications

Boeing 737-800BCF is the cargo version of the aircraft, equipped with a side cargo door, allowing it to transport up to 26,300 kg of cargo over a range of 3,218 km.

Boeing 737 P-8 Poseidon is a versatile aircraft designed for naval aviation, based on the 737-800ERX. It aims to replace the aging P-3 Orion, a legendary anti-submarine aircraft from the Cold War era. The P-8 Poseidon is designed for detecting and eliminating enemy submarines in patrol areas, participating in reconnaissance, anti-ship, and rescue operations in coastal and open ocean regions. It is based on the structure of the updated Boeing 737-800, featuring wings without winglets but with enhanced wing sweep.

Boeing 737 800 Seat Map

The Boeing 737-800 cabin follows a standard layout designed to accommodate six seats per row in a 3+3 formula, separated by an aisle.
Some airlines incorporate a full-fledged business class in the cabin, featuring wider seats arranged in a 2+2 configuration on the Boeing 737-800 seat map, resulting in a reduced overall cabin capacity.

Above the Boeing 737-800 seating, there are overhead compartments for carry-on luggage. Two lavatories are located in the tail of the aircraft, and one is situated in the front near the cockpit.

The Boeing 737-800 first class does not feature a configuration. This model is typically used for medium and short-haul flights and is equipped with a two-class configuration, including business class and economy class. The passenger cabin can vary in seating capacity based on specific airline requirements, but the absence of a Boeing 737 800 first class is a standard feature for the Boeing 737-800.

The seating arrangement can be observed on the Boeing 737-800 Seat Map below:

Boeing 737-800 Seat Map

Boeing 737-800 Business Class

Business Class 20 seats are arranged in a classic pattern — 5 or 3 rows with 2 seats on each side of the aisle.
As expected, the passenger seats are wide and comfortable, with a considerable distance between seats and maximum recline. Each of the Boeing 737-800 seats is equipped with a screen featuring constantly updated audio and video content.Passengers have the option to listen to music, audiobooks, watch movies, cartoons, and even entertainment shows.

The aircraft configuration Boeing 737-800 Business Class includes USB ports for smartphone charging and standard outlets for charging laptops and other devices. For maximum comfort, passengers are provided with blankets, pillows, and quilts.

Boeing 737-800 Seat Map

Boeing 737-800 Seat Map

Economy Class

The Economy Class includes seats from row 6 to row 28 of the aircraft. These Boeing 737-800 seating are usually more economical compared to the previous class, but they come with their own advantages.

The services provided in these rows typically depend on the airline. In the Boeing 737, each seat is equipped with a foldable tray table and an in-flight magazine. For longer flights, passengers are offered sleeping amenities, personal hygiene products, and meals. The food selection here is usually more modest compared to the Business Class. Hot and cold beverages are also offered to passengers during the flight.

Comparison of Boeing 737 800 Seat Maps

Airline Classes / Configuration Total Seats
American Airlines Boeing 737-800 First / 3-3
Economy / 3-3
160, 172
Air Transat Boeing 737-800 Economy / 3-3 189
Aeroflot Boeing 737-800 Business / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
158
Air China Boeing 737-800 First / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
159, 167
Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-800 First / 3-3
Economy / 3-3
160
Corendon Airlines Boeing 737-800 Economy / 3-3 312
Vistara Boeing 737-800 Business / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
168
Boeing 737 800 Ryanair Economy / 3-3 189
United Boeing 737-800 Economy / 3-3 166
Boeing 737 800 SunExpress Economy / 3-3 189
Boeing 737-800 Turkish Airlines Business / 3-3
Economy / 3-3
155
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 Economy / 3-3 175
WestJet Boeing 737-800 Economy Premium / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
174
Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 Business / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
176
Ukraine Airlines Boeing 737-800 Business / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
180
TUI Airways Boeing 737-800 Economy / 3-3 189
Korean Air Boeing 737-800 Business / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
147
Kenya Airways Boeing 737-800 Business / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
145
KLM Boeing 737-800 Business / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
176
Japan Airlines (JAL) Boeing 737-800 Business / 2-3
Economy / 3-3
165
Jet2.com Boeing 737-800 Economy / 3-3 189
Hainan Airlines Boeing 737-800 Business / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
164
Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737-800 Business / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
162, 170
Fiji Airways Boeing 737-800 Business / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
170, 164
Eurowings Boeing 737-800 Business / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
174
Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800 Business / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
154
China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800 Business / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
162, 164, 170
S7 Airlines Boeing 737-800 Business / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
176
SilkAir Boeing 737-800 Business / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
162
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) Boeing 737-800 Economy / 3-3 181
Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737-800 Business / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
159
Qantas Boeing 737-800 Business / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
174
Norwegian Boeing 737-800 Economy / 3-3 186
Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800 Business / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
160
Polish Airlines Boeing 737-800 Business / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
174
China Airlines Boeing 737-800 Business / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
158, 161
Copa Airlines Boeing 737-800 Business / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
154, 160
China Southern Airlines Boeing 737-800 Business / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
159-178
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800 Business / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
159
Oman Air Boeing 737-800 Business / 2-2
Economy / 3-3
154, 156, 162