Flights with the Most Legroom — Airline Comparison

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Legroom By Airline

Find out how much legroom each airline gives with our handy comparison chart, as well as which airline gives the most legroom in each continent and cabin class.

Take a look at our table that shows how much legroom each airline gives in each cabin class worldwide.

Which airline gives the most legroom in Europe?

Iberia has the most legroom in Europe from our table below. Iberia gives passengers 28–34 inches of legroom on short-haul flights in Economy Class and 31–50 inches of legroom on short-haul flights in Business Class.

On long-haul flights, Iberia gives passengers 30–34 inches of legroom in Economy Class, 37 inches of legroom in Premium Economy and 78 inches of legroom in Business Class.

 

Which airline gives the most legroom in Asia?

Emirates give the most legroom in Asia. On all flights, the airline gives 32–34 inches of legroom in Economy Class.

On flights where Business Class and First Class is available, the airline gives 48–60 inches of legroom in Business and 69–86 inches of legroom in First Class.

 

Which airline gives the most legroom in North America?

Air Canada gives passengers the most legroom in North America. The airline gives 29–34 inches of legroom on all flights in Economy Class.

On short-haul flights, the airline gives 37–39 inches of legroom in Business Class.

On long-haul flights, the airline gives 38 inches of legroom in Premium Economy and 75–80 inches in Business Class.

 

Which airline gives the most legroom in South America?

From our table below, Avianca has the best legroom in South America. On short-haul flights, the airline gives passengers 30–32 inches of legroom in Economy Class and 38–40 inches of legroom in Business Class.

On long-haul flights, Avianca gives passengers 31–36 inches of legroom in Economy Class and 65–72 inches of legroom in Business Class.

 

Which airline gives the most legroom in Africa?

From our table below, South African Airways gives the most legroom in Africa. The airline gives 31–33 inches of legroom in Economy Class on all flights.

On short-haul flights, it gives 35–36 inches of legroom in Business Class. On long-haul flights, it gives 45–73 inches of legroom in Business Class.

 

Which airline gives the most legroom in Oceania?

Virgin Australia gives the most legroom in Oceania. The airline gives 30–34 inches of legroom on all flights in Economy Class.

On short-haul flights, Virgin Australia gives 30–34 inches of legroom in Premium Economy and 37 inches of legroom in Business Class.

On long-haul flights, Virgin Australia gives 31–38 inches of legroom in Premium Economy and 60–76 inches of legroom in Business Class.

 

Which airline gives the most legroom on short-haul flights in Economy?

Emirates and Singapore Airlines give the most legroom on short-haul flights in Economy. Both airlines give up to 34 inches of legroom and no less than 32 inches. 

 

Which airline gives the most legroom on long-haul flights in Economy?

Avianca and Malaysia Airlines give the most legroom on long-haul flights in Economy. Both airlines give up to 36 inches of legroom. Avianca gives a minimum of 31 inches and Malaysia Airlines gives a minimum of 30 inches. 

 

Which airline gives the most legroom in Premium Economy?

Air China gives the most legroom in Premium Economy. The airline gives 48 inches of legroom on all flights.

 

Which airline gives the most legroom in Business Class?

Qatar Airways gives the most legroom in Business Class. On short-haul flights, the airline gives 45–60 inches of legroom. On long-haul flights, the airline gives up to 103 inches of legroom! With a minimum of 60 inches, depending on the flight flow on.

 

Which airline gives the most legroom in First Class?

Malaysia Airlines gives the most legroom in First Class, with between 83 and 89 inches.

 

Airline legroom comparison chart

AIRLINE NAME ECONOMY CLASS
LEGROOM
(INCHES)
PREMIUM ECONOMY
LEGROOM
(INCHES)
BUSINESS CLASS
LEGROOM
(INCHES)
FIRST CLASS
LEGROOM
(INCHES)
Adria Airways 29.5–31.8" n/a 25.9–31.8" n/a
Aegean Airlines 30" n/a 33" n/a
Aer Lingus 31–32" 31–32" 58" n/a
Aeroflot 30–32" *** 38" * 38" *
57" **
n/a
Aerolineas Argentinas 31" 36" 60" n/a
Aeromexico 31" *
34" **
34" *
35–36" **
38" *
60" **
n/a
Air Astana 32" *** n/a 37–57" *
45–59" **
n/a
Air Baltic 32" n/a 32" n/a
Air Canada 29–34" *** 38" ** 37–39" *
75–80" **
n/a
Air China 30–31" *
31–33" **
48" * 58–80" **
36–41" *
 
Air France 29–32" 36-40" ** 29–36" *
42–61" **
79" **
Air India 29–32" *
31–34" **
n/a 40" *
59–74" **
80" **
Air New Zealand 30–34" *** 41–42" ** 79" ** n/a
Air Serbia 30" *
32" **
n/a 39" *
49" **
n/a
Air Tahiti Nui 31–34" 36–38" 53–60" n/a
Air Transat 31–33" *** n/a 34–38" *
36" **
n/a
Aircalin 29–32" *
32–33" **
n/a 40" *
49–50" **
n/a
Alitalia 30–33" *
30–35" **
30–35" *
37–38" **
32–34" *
44–46" **
n/a
All Nippon Airways 31–32" *
31–34" **
38" ** 50" *
50–62" **
76"
American Airlines 30–32" *
30–33" **
33–40" *** 58–59" *
60–61" **
36–62" *
60–64" **
Asiana Airlines 32–33" *
31–34" **
n/a 39–42" *
58–80" **
78–80' **
Austrian Airlines 30–31" *
30–33" **
38" ** 30–31" *
40–60" **
n/a
Avianca 30–32" *
31–36" **
n/a 38–40" *
65–72" **
n/a
Azul Airlines 31" *** 34" *** 59–60" ** n/a
Bangkok Airways 31" n/a 47" n/a
British Airways 29–34" *
31" **
30" *
38" **
45–73" *
72–73" **
73–79" **
Brussels Airlines 30–32.5" *
31–33" **
34" *** 30" *
42–45" **
n/a
Cathay Pacific 32" 38–40" 45–82" 81"
China Airlines 31–32" *** 38" ** 37" *
47–78" **
83" **
China Eastern 31" *
32–33" **
n/a 36" **
58–78" **
79" **
China Southern 29–32" * 34–37" *
36–38" **
36–44" *
40–75" **
77–84" **
Condor Airlines 29–30" *** 29–30" *
36" **
59–60" ** n/a
Copa Airlines 31–33" 31–33" 38–40" n/a
Croatia Airlines 32" n/a 32" n/a
Delta Airlines 30–33" *** 34–35" *** n/a 36–70" *
77–81" **
Egyptair 31–32" *
31–33" **
n/a 31–48" *
57–80" **
n/a
EL AL 29–34" *** 34–38" *** 41–44" *
42–76" **
79" **
Emirates 32–34" n/a 48–60" 69–86"
Etihad 31–33" *** n/a 49" *
73" **
80" **
Eva Air 31–32" * 38" ** 45" *
61–62" **
81" **
Finnair 31–32" *** 35–37" ** 31" *
60–81" **
n/a
Garuda Indonesia 30–32" *
32–34" **
n/a 32–42" *
60–74" **
82" **
Gulf Air 31–34" *** n/a 45–77" *
82–83" **
n/a
Hainan Airlines 29–33 *** n/a 50" *
47–74" **
50" *
Hawaiian Airlines 31" *** 36" *** n/a 37–46" *
76" **
Hong Kong Airlines 31–34" *** 34 ** 45 *
44–60 **
n/a
Iberia 28–34 *
30–34 **
37" ** 31–50 *
78 **
n/a
Icelandair 32–33 *** n/a 40 *** n/a
Indigo 30" n/a n/a n/a
Jetstar 28–29" *
30 **
n/a 38" ** n/a
KLM 29–30" *
31" **
32–33" *
34–35" **
32–33" *
42–63" **
n/a
Korean Air 30–34" * 36" * 40–50" *
60–80" **
82–83" **
La Compagnie n/a n/a 62" n/a
Lufthansa 30–32" *** 38–39" ** 30–32" *
64 **
64–83" **
Malaysia Airlines 30" *
30–36" **
n/a 42" *
44–74 **
83–89" **
Middle East Airlines MEA 32" *** n/a 36 * 48 **
Oman Air 31–32" *
31–34" **
n/a 40" *
80–82" **
80–85.5" **
Pakistan International Airlines 30–32" *** n/a 36" *
31–38" **
n/a
Philippine Airlines 29–30" *
30–33" **
34" *
34–38" **
37–39" *
44–78" **
n/a
Qantas 30–31" *
31–32 **
38–42" ** 37" *
46–78" **
79 **
Qatar Airways 31–32 * 
31–33" **
n/a 45–60" *
60–103" **
79–83" **
Royal Jordanian 31–33 ***
32" **
n/a 42–46" * 60–62 **
SAS Scandinavian Airlines 30–33" *
31–32" **
38" ** 61–77" ** n/a
Silk Air 31" n/a 38–49" n/a
Singapore Airlines 32–34" 38" 51–76" 71–81"
South African Airways 31–33" *** n/a 35–36" *
45–73" **
n/a
Spicejet 29" n/a n/a n/a
Sri Lankan Airlines 29–32" *
31–32" **
34–35 ** 39–49" *
57–79 **
n/a
Swiss International Airlines 29–32" *** n/a 30–34 *
60" **
83" **
TAP Portugal 28–30 *
32–34" **
n/a 31–34 *
54–60" **
n/a
Thai Airways 28–31" *
31–34" **
33" * 58–87" ** 76–83" **
Turkish Airlines 29–32" *
31–34" **
n/a 33–43" *
60–78" **
n/a
United Airlines 30–31" *
31–34" **
34–38 *** 38–79" *
75–78 **
36–39" *
78 **
Vietnam Airlines 32" *** 38" ** 45" *
42–46 **
n/a
Virgin Atlantic 29–31" 36–38" 59–79.5" n/a
Virgin Australia 30–34" *** 30–34" *
31–38" **
37" *
60–76" **
n/a
Vistara 30–32"  33"  40" *
74–78" **
60" *
78" *
Xiamen Airlines 30–31" * n/a 38–50" * n/a

 

* short-haul
** long-haul
*** short & long-haul

any measurement not marked with an asterisk indicated that the airline only has one cabin class.