I'm guessing that the airframe will be one of the 747s that service the domestic Japanese market, making regular short hops full of passengers - but perhaps actual figures exist to confirm this.

See also: Which airliners have carried the most passengers? for a related question about passengers carried by an aircraft series.

  • $\begingroup$ I'm not sure what the difference is between this and the other question? Certainly an aircraft that carries the most passengers is an airliner, no? $\endgroup$
    – Ron Beyer
    Dec 9, 2018 at 17:09
  • $\begingroup$ Do you mean one aircraft, or one make and model of aircraft? $\endgroup$
    – mongo
    Dec 9, 2018 at 17:36
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    $\begingroup$ As the title says, and in distinction to the other question, this is about individual aircraft. $\endgroup$ Dec 9, 2018 at 17:49
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    $\begingroup$ An answer would be possible if there are public databases linking airframe number and total passengers carried. It's unlikely such database exists, think of an airframe being used by successive operators for example: The owner of this database must be above the operators and registration countries, meaning IATA or manufacturer. But such information has little visible interest for them (in addition the number of boarding passengers is not significant, it can be x2 just by the presence of a stopover in the middle of the trip -- else the passengers*km value should be looked after) $\endgroup$
    – mins
    Dec 10, 2018 at 12:49
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    $\begingroup$ Talking total body count over the lifetime of the aircraft, rather than max for a single flight, right? If it's not one of the early model 747s, I'll bet it's a DC-3/C-47/Dakota... 70-80 years of short flights might outcount half that time with longer flights even at higher loading. $\endgroup$
    – Zeiss Ikon
    Jul 29, 2022 at 12:54


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