Are there any rule of thumb for a NEW commercial airliner, maybe 200 seater or more, for long-haul operations ? I imagine it would be -
- mostly bigger aircraft as amount of fuel needed would be more
- amount of food needed would be more
- amount of waste generated would be more
- discounts offered by manufacturer
all of which points to having bigger aircraft.
Apart from approximating number of passengers either between A or B or A - hub what sort of other factors influence what sort of aircraft would it be.
I am using long-haul definition from Wikipedia
To make it more precise - 200 or more pax.