The 757-300 entered service with Condor Flugdienst (Thomas Cook Airlines, Germany) in 1999.
The 757-300 is the largest single-aisle twinjet ever made in 2005. Only 55 were built. Northwest airlines (16), Condor (13), ATA (12), Continental (9), Thomas Cook Airlines UK (2), Arkia Israeli Airlines (2), Icelandair (1) ordered the 757-300.
The 757-300 is a stretched version of the 757-200, measuring 23ft 4in (7.1m) longer. The extra length allows it to carry 20% more passengers and increases the available cargo volume by nearly 50%.
Typically operators have around 220 seats in a 2-class layout (2-2 and 3-3). The
maximum seating configuration in service is 280 seats and certification is for absolute
maximum of 289 seats.
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