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Longest 330/340 Flights Ever  
User currently offline330lover From Belgium, joined Jul 2008, 604 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 11382 times:

Hi A.netters

can anyone tell me what are the longest flights ever operated by 330 and 340? Not only regular flights, but also delivery flights or special charter operations?

Thanks for the info


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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7428 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 11335 times:

That was already discussed several times :

Longest flight for an A330-200 :

AF272/AF279 CDG-NRT-CDG = 9734 km / 5256 nm / 6048 mi

I think the longest flight for an A330-300 is KE flight ICN-PRG : 8258km / 5131 mi


User currently offlineNicholaschee From Australia, joined Oct 2005, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 11312 times:

Longest flight A345 - SIN-EWR followed by SIN-LAX

User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9229 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 11215 times:



Quoting 330lover (Thread starter):
can anyone tell me what are the longest flights ever operated by 330 and 340?

Off the top of my head....

332 - QF TLS-MEL
333 - CX HKG-AKL
343 - CX HKG-YYZ
346 - CX HKG-JFK

But we will never know what the VIP A340s really get up to, they would be capable of around 10,000 nm.



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8625 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 11203 times:
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longest special flight by an A340 that I have heard of was CDG-AKL nonstop followed by AKL-CDG nonstop back in 1993 by a -200 as a demonstration flight - I would be surprised of anything done by an A340 since that has eclipsed that


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User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7089 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 11201 times:

I remember that one as the A340 was new LH did a FRA-HNL monstop flight with an A342.


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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 11190 times:

I think CX used to op the longest A346 flight which was HKG - JFK, and they have a flight to SYD which is very long for an A333 - longest scheduled A333 flight I heard.

Longest A343 flight would probably be FRA-SCL on LanChile, or maybe even LHR-NRT on VS. AC used to do a weight restricted A343 run to HKG from YVR which was a very long flight.



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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 11119 times:

Iberia operates both the A340-300 and the A340-600 on their longest commercial flight, routed MAD-SCL-MAD. The flight is around 14 hours.

Another long flight for the A340-600 is PVG-JFK-PVG on MU. Flight time is around 15 hours.

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 6):
Longest A343 flight would probably be FRA-SCL on LanChile

With a stop in MAD.

[Edited 2008-11-03 07:17:23]


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User currently offlineQF175 From Portugal, joined Mar 2007, 701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 11074 times:



Quoting FlySSC (Reply 1):

AF272/AF279 CDG-NRT-CDG = 9734 km / 5256 nm / 6048 mi

Qantas

A330-200

QF123/QF124 SYD-BOM-SYD = 10,152 km / 5,482 nm / 6,308 mi

A330-300

QF105/QF106 SYD-PEK-SYD = 8,934 km / 4,824 nm / 5,552 mi

Regards


User currently offlineMIgAiR54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1897 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 11049 times:



Quoting FlySSC (Reply 1):
Longest flight for an A330-200 :

AF272/AF279 CDG-NRT-CDG = 9734 km / 5256 nm / 6048 mi

Wait a moment, Air Europa A330-200 MAD-EZE 10.062km/5.433nm/6.252mi

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 4):
longest special flight by an A340 that I have heard of was CDG-AKL nonstop followed by AKL-CDG nonstop back in 1993 by a -200 as a demonstration flight - I would be surprised of anything done by an A340 since that has eclipsed that

special flight, no comercial flight.


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7428 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 10897 times:



Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 4):
longest special flight by an A340 that I have heard of was CDG-AKL nonstop followed by AKL-CDG nonstop back in 1993 by a -200 as a demonstration flight -

Yep ! forgot this one.

It was actually LBG-AKL, on June 17 1993, during the Paris Air Show.
The A340-200 "World Ranger" F-WWBA covered the distance (18541 km / 11521 mi) in 21h31mn.


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7428 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 10888 times:



Quoting QF175 (Reply 8):

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 1):

AF272/AF279 CDG-NRT-CDG = 9734 km / 5256 nm / 6048 mi

Qantas

A330-200

QF123/QF124 SYD-BOM-SYD = 10,152 km / 5,482 nm / 6,308 mi

A330-300

QF105/QF106 SYD-PEK-SYD = 8,934 km / 4,824 nm / 5,552 mi

Ooops ! I forgot QF is now N°1 ... sorry !


User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8625 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 10848 times:
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Quoting FlySSC (Reply 10):
Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 4):
longest special flight by an A340 that I have heard of was CDG-AKL nonstop followed by AKL-CDG nonstop back in 1993 by a -200 as a demonstration flight -

Yep ! forgot this one.

It was actually LBG-AKL, on June 17 1993, during the Paris Air Show.

DOH! yes , of course it was from LBG not CDG . I had CDG on the brain because I just came back through there the other day  footinmouth 



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User currently onlineAircellist From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1735 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 10848 times:



Quoting FlySSC (Reply 10):
It was actually LBG-AKL, on June 17 1993, during the Paris Air Show.
The A340-200 "World Ranger" F-WWBA covered the distance (18541 km / 11521 mi) in 21h31mn.

I was there in Le Bourget... But I can't remember if it was for the take-off or the landing back!!! Is it already 15 years ?!?!


User currently offlineMAS777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2937 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 10817 times:



Quoting FlySSC (Reply 1):
A330-300 is KE flight ICN-PRG : 8258km / 5131 mi

Malaysia Airlines operated the A330-300 KUL-DXB-IST-MAD for some time - whilst not the longest non-stop - this was certainly MH's longest route for this aircraft type.


User currently offlineOvrpowrd727 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 10775 times:

at one point earlier this year and last yr TG operated an A345 non-stop to and fro between BKK and JFK, i don't know the mileage but i'm sure someone can help me out.

User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7428 posts, RR: 57
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 10738 times:



Quoting Ovrpowrd727 (Reply 15):
TG operated an A345 non-stop to and fro between BKK and JFK, i don't know the mileage

BKK-JFK = 13964km / 8677mi


User currently offlineEmiratesUK From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 288 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 10596 times:

Qantas are still using the A332 on certain days between AKL-LAX - 6517miles, thats got to be one of the longest!!


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User currently offlineB747-4U3 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2002, 991 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 9996 times:

I think:

332: QF AKL-LAX
333: KE ICN-PRG
342: AR EZE-AKL
343: SA JNB-HKG


User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9706 times:
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Apart from SQ's SIN-EWR-SIN & SIN-LAX-SIN current non-stop commercial flights (A345); SA stumps the rest of the A340 operators with their current non-stop flights (A343 & A346) between IAD-JNB. IAD-JNB = 13091km = 8134mi = 7068nm.

Please correct me if I'm wrong...  duck 


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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6902 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9389 times:

Longest nonstop A330 flight was probably the Toulouse-Melbourne flight (16901 km says FAI) that set the record for distance in the 200-250 tonne class in 2002.

User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25978 posts, RR: 22
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9367 times:



Quoting FlySSC (Reply 1):
Longest flight for an A330-200 :

AF272/AF279 CDG-NRT-CDG = 9734 km / 5256 nm / 6048 mi



Quoting QF175 (Reply 8):
Quoting FlySSC (Reply 1):

AF272/AF279 CDG-NRT-CDG = 9734 km / 5256 nm / 6048 mi

Qantas

A330-200

QF123/QF124 SYD-BOM-SYD = 10,152 km / 5,482 nm / 6,308 mi



Quoting FlySSC (Reply 11):
Quoting QF175 (Reply 8):

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 1):

AF272/AF279 CDG-NRT-CDG = 9734 km / 5256 nm / 6048 mi

Qantas

A330-200

QF123/QF124 SYD-BOM-SYD = 10,152 km / 5,482 nm / 6,308 mi

A330-300

QF105/QF106 SYD-PEK-SYD = 8,934 km / 4,824 nm / 5,552 mi


Ooops ! I forgot QF is now N°1 ... sorry !

You're overlooking QF AKL-LAX where the 332 has been used in the past. That's 5652 nm, longer than all the other scheduled 332 routes mentioned so far.


User currently offline330lover From Belgium, joined Jul 2008, 604 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 9026 times:

Ok, thanks for your reactions. Until now, we have this:

Longest routing per type:

332 scheduled AKL-LAX 10467km/6504mi/5652nm
332 special TLS-MEL 16889km/10494mi/9119nm
333 scheduled HKG-AKL 9155km/5688mi/4943nm
333 special ???
342 scheduled EZE-AKL 10334km/6421mi/5580nm
342 special LBG-AKL 18541km/11521mi/10011nm
343 scheduled IAD-JNB 13091km/8134mi/7068nm
343 special ???
345 scheduled SIN-EWR 15345km/9535mi/8285nm
345 special ???
346 scheduled IAD-JNB 13091km/8134mi/7068nm
346 special ???


Any additions?



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User currently offlineSandyb123 From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2007, 1131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8331 times:
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Quoting 330lover (Reply 22):
345 scheduled SIN-EWR 15345km/9535mi/8285nm

God and I thought my MEL - DXB flight the other week was far. That's only 7500 nm!! Even that was 14.5 hours!!

Sandyb123



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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7437 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6900 times:
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Does MAN-MAN count? From this website: Airbus's largest and latest airliner, the A340-600, took off from Manchester Airport shortly after noon on Wednesday, November 14, for a 15-hour non-stop proving flight. Departing from Manchester's second runway the aircraft headed East, crossing over Denmark and Sweden to Helsinki in Finland, here it turned North crossing the Arctic Circle to Tromso, at the top of Norway; the aircraft then followed the Norwegian coastline down for a short distance before setting course over the North Atlantic as far as Iceland, where a further course change saw the A340-600 heading South to Ireland then on to Portugal as far as Cadiz before turning East again over Spain to Ibiza, then it was back North again, flying over Paris and London on its way back to Manchester where it touched down in the early hours of Thursday morning.


Unfortunately no distance quoted!


User currently offlineAustrianZRH From Austria, joined Aug 2007, 1404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6555 times:



Quoting David_itl (Reply 24):
A346

The routing MAN-CPH-HEL-TOS-KEF-SNN-LIS-LERT-IBZ-CDG-LHR-MAN (LERT=Cadiz, Spain) according to GCM is 10678 km/5766 nm/6635 mi. Don't know how much they diverted from the great circle courses...



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