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Shortest Low-cost Route?  
User currently offlineNickbbu From Romania, joined Jan 2007, 185 posts, RR: 4
Posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3700 times:

Do you know very short routes operated by LCC?... since these routes are quite unusual for the low-cost business model.

Examples (in Europe):
Menorca - Palma, Air Berlin, 132 km
Ibiza - Palma, Air Berlin, 139 km
Belfast - Glasgow, EasyJet, 167 km
Belfast - Liverpool, EasyJet, 244 km
Dublin - Cork, Ryanair, 247 km

Can you give me any other examples?
I’m looking for the shortest route possible… you take off, reach the designated flight level for a couple of minutes... and then prepare to land… so basically just a short hop between 2 cities.

Nick


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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17051 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3662 times:

Frankfurt-Munich, TUIfly.com 301km


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User currently offlineAviationnut12 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3634 times:

Southwest has Jacksonville-Tampa, Orlando-Ft.Myers, and Tampa-West Palm Beach. I am sure there are more, but that's off the top of my head.


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User currently onlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2872 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3576 times:

B6 has JFK - ACK, that is fairly short as well.


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User currently offlineMayhem From Belgium, joined Feb 2006, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3562 times:

Jet4u wanted to fly between LGG-CRL, but only as a stop before going back to Casablanca. Yet the Walloon government forbid them to fly this short hop of 89kms. I think they only fly CAS-CRL now.

User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3499 times:

What about Jersey to Guernsey, thats a short hop by rockhopper I think?


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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3480 times:

IAH-BPT is 69 NM
IAH-AUS is 105NM



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17051 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3478 times:

IAH-BPT only 65NM. Which aircraft is used on this route


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User currently offlineBCNGRO From Andorra, joined Oct 2004, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3471 times:

VLC-IBZ: 174km/94nm

operated by Vueling.



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User currently offlineIahflyr From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3459 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 7):
IAH-BPT only 65NM. Which aircraft is used on this route

It is 69 NM from airport to airport....CO Express used to fly it with E145's or E135's around 5-6 times a day....now I think it is all done CO Connection with Colgan SF34's, might still be an RJ a time or to each day.

Back in the mid 80's CO flew a B721 and DC9's from IAH-BPT, some would go on to BTR others return to IAH.



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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8051 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3441 times:

Ryanair's flight from Stansted to Newquay (in Cornwall, SW England) must be on the list.


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19188 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3417 times:

PIK-LDY. FR. 93NM without any turning according to Great Circle Mapper.


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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

I would say Air Southwest between Plymouth and Newquay must rank amongst the very shortest LCC routes  Smile


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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3408 times:

I wouldn't call WOW a LCC.

User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3405 times:

Quoting Richardw (Reply 13):
I wouldn't call WOW a LCC.

Why not? Just because they don't operate a jet? a very small LCC, but an LCC nevertheless.



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11611 posts, RR: 60
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3285 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 14):
Why not? Just because they don't operate a jet? a very small LCC, but an LCC nevertheless.

Indeed, LCC doesn't always mean low prices! The PLH-NQY route can be picked up for about £30 most days right up until the flight leaves, although that is only available on one flight a day.


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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22718 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3234 times:

Quoting Nickbbu (Thread starter):
Do you know very short routes operated by LCC?... since these routes are quite unusual for the low-cost business model.

I'm not sure I agree with this. WN thrives on the short-haul flights; for a long time, they were WN's bread and butter. On that note...


JAX-TPA: 291 km
TPA-PBI: 281 km
BNA-BHM: 284 km
HOU-AUS: 239 km
IND-MDW: 261 km
AMA-LBB: 171 km
ALB-ISP 225 km



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User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3499 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3230 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 16):
I'm not sure I agree with this. WN thrives on the short-haul flights; for a long time, they were WN's bread and butter. On that note...


JAX-TPA: 291 km
TPA-PBI: 281 km
BNA-BHM: 284 km
HOU-AUS: 239 km
IND-MDW: 261 km
AMA-LBB: 171 km
ALB-ISP 225 km

Add to that list GEG-SEA (224 km), GEG-PDX (279 km) and GEG-BOI (287 km). I'm sure there are many others.



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