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Shortest UK-International Route?  
User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4139 times:

What is the shortest commercial route from the U.K to a International destination?

Liverpool - Dublin perhaps?

Or Isle Of Man - Dublin? (is the Isle Of Man part of the UK? Showing my ignorance here!).

Thanks!


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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4111 times:

The Isle of Man and the Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey are not part of Great Britain, they are not part of the United Kingdom and neither are they part of the European Union. They are self-governing British Crown dependencies.

Therefore I would think the shortest UK-International route would be between Blackpool and IOM at 99.01 miles, just a little shorter than IOM-Belfast.



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User currently offlineBlooBirdie From Lesotho, joined Sep 2003, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4067 times:

EGKA - LFAT (Shoreham - Le Touquet) : 87 miles on SkySouth

User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4003 times:



Quoting BlooBirdie (Reply 2):

Which aircraft flys that though, forgive my ignorance.

BA787


User currently offlineTrident3 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4003 times:



Quoting BlooBirdie (Reply 2):
EGKA - LFAT (Shoreham - Le Touquet) : 87 miles on SkySouth

Lydd - le Touqet on Lydd Air would be shorter at around 40 miles



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User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17079 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3990 times:



Quoting BA787 (Reply 3):
Which aircraft flys that though, forgive my ignorance.

They use PA-31 Piper Chieftain



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User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3982 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 5):

Thanks

BA787


User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17079 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3974 times:



Quoting BA787 (Reply 6):
Thanks

You are welcome.



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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3930 times:

If one looks at shortest jet routes, I believe LHR-BRU is the shortest at 190 nautical miles.

I went to the Great Circle Mapper at http://gc.kls2.com and did LHR-BRU (190 nm). Then I had a circle drawn around LHR at 190 nm, and found that only the northernmost part of France, much of Belgium, and a tiny portion of Holland are encompassed by that circle. Ireland lies beyond that range from LHR.

Unless there are airports in the extreme north of France with service to London, I think Brussells is the closest international city with mainline service to London.



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User currently offlineBlooBirdie From Lesotho, joined Sep 2003, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3930 times:

Lydd to Le Touquet:

Flt# Depart Arrive Days of Operation Notes
102 16:30 16:00 - - - - - 6 7 1st Nov - 31st Dec* 2007

Arrive before you leave! Almost like Concorde days again.


User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4013 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3856 times:



Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 8):
If one looks at shortest jet routes, I believe LHR-BRU is the shortest at 190 nautical miles.

DUB-BLK at 136m, DUB-LPL at 142m and NWI-AMS on KLM at 149m are all jet routes.

Not sure what aircraft they use, but and EXT-BES on Flybe is 164m. Short international routes, but on a prop are LDY-DUB at 118m, GWY-BHD is 149m.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25653 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3654 times:



Quoting BCAL (Reply 1):
The Isle of Man and the Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey are not part of Great Britain, they are not part of the United Kingdom and neither are they part of the European Union. They are self-governing British Crown dependencies.

Just curious, do you have to clear immigration and customs on flights between the UK and the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands? I always thought they were basically considered domestic flights although I recognize their different status. For that matter, aren't flights from LHR to BDA or GCM also legally considered domestic? Foreign carriers can't serve those routes as it's considered cabotage.


User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3561 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 11):
do you have to clear immigration and customs on flights between the UK and the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands?

Not normally provided that you have a UK passport.



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User currently offlineEdina From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 745 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3309 times:



Quoting BCAL (Reply 12):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 11):
do you have to clear immigration and customs on flights between the UK and the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands?

Not normally provided that you have a UK passport.

No immigration is cleared from the UK, however you do clear customs, albeit in a very cursory manner.



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User currently offlineMcr From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3072 times:
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PanAm747 said:

"Unless there are airports in the extreme north of France with service to London, I think Brussells is the closest international city with mainline service to London."

... which is probably true. However, LCY-BRU is shorter than LHR-BRU by 21 miles... LCY is further east.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25653 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2891 times:



Quoting Mcr (Reply 14):
PanAm747 said:

"Unless there are airports in the extreme north of France with service to London, I think Brussells is the closest international city with mainline service to London."

... which is probably true. However, LCY-BRU is shorter than LHR-BRU by 21 miles... LCY is further east.

Rotterdam is slightly shorter than Brussels, and I would consider KLM as "mainline" in the case of LHR-RTM although they only use the Fokker 50 on that route. I believe KL's LHR-RTM and LHR-EIN Fokker 50s are the only scheduled turboprop flights at LHR now. I expect those KL slots at LHR are likely to be used for longhaul USA flights when Open Skies arrives in March.

LHR-BRU 190 nm
LHR-RTM 185 nm

LCY-BRU 171 nm
LCY-RTM 166 nm


User currently offlineXXXX10 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 777 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

How about Londonderry (or Derry) to Dublin 102 nm

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11672 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2778 times:

Other short flights from Britain;

SOU-JER 126 mi
PLH-JER 120 mi
EXT-JER 119 mi
SOU-GCI 118 mi
BOH-JER 110 mi
EXT-GCI 97 mi

BOH-JER doesn't seem to exist any more, but it certainly used to operate.


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User currently offlineBCNGRO From Andorra, joined Oct 2004, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2776 times:

Do British colonies count? Because maybe there are shorter routes in the caribbean?


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