DariusBieber From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 218 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5719 times:
I don't know if it's been discussed before, but I was wondering what route there is in the world that is operated by a Regional Airline. The one that comes to my mind is SFO - SAT with United Airlines' SkyWest Partner with a CRJ-700. For me, that's way to long to be stuck on a regional plane...
Is there a longer route that is operated by a regional airline?
The AC Jazz CRJ 700 have PTVs and a Business class section, which is already pretty rare for a regional jet of that size. IMO that makes it much more agreeable to fly on a longer route, it's probably even better than some older mainline aircraft... but I'd have to test that in order to judge.
RJLover From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 578 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5497 times:
Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 8): The AC Jazz CRJ 700 have PTVs and a Business class section, which is already pretty rare for a regional jet of that size. IMO that makes it much more agreeable to fly on a longer route, it's probably even better than some older mainline aircraft... but I'd have to test that in order to judge.
There have been some occasions where the CRJ-705 (actually a CRJ-900) normally opperating the flight was downgauged to a CRJ-200 (which doesn't have J or PTVs). At a block time of 3hr 53min (with a -705), THAT is a loooooong flight in the little CRJ-200.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11938 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5486 times:
There is a longer route: Lufthansa Cityline used to fly the CRJ-700 on MUC-EVN, which is 1,699 miles, but it's now flown with an Airbus. It might have been FRA-EVN, in which case it would be 1,860 miles but, as the Airbus currently flies MUC-EVN, I suspect it wasn't.
TIP-MAN, at 1,620 miles, is flown by Libyan Arab Airlines with the CRJ900, but I don't think they have a regional arm, so it's 'mainline'.
Air Iceland operate F50 and DHC8-100 routes from RKV to several destinations in Greenland on charters, they are all around the 500+ mile mark, entirely over water.
Air Nostrum fly the CRJ on MAD-CFU, which is 1,243 miles.
Air Baltic operate the F50 from Riga to Simferopol which is 927 miles, the F50s generally serve their regional routes only although I don't think it's a separate airline, but it's a looong way in a prop regardless.
[Edited 2009-12-29 19:09:48]
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