YVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2800 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4060 times:
Im talking about within the last 10 years or so, not back in the pioneering days of air travel - or helicopters.
Yesterday, the regular scheduled flights by KD Air from YVR to Qualicum Beach were operated by their Cessna 172 instead of the usual PA31 Navajo. Even then, one of the flights only had a 66.666666666% load factor!
Any other examples where light aircraft have operated scheduled flights??
n5014k From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3709 times:
I flew a Piper PA-34 Seneca operated by a small outfit named Commutair. They flew from IAH to a bunch of nearby cities. I flew them from HOU-IAH to connect with Texas International. It had four seats (two facing two) and no co-pilot. It was a little longer ago than 10 years, but anyway...
Plenty of commuters used Piper Navajos in the 70's and 80's, and as I recall they seated 7. Cessna 402's carried about the same number. The airlines I flew that had them are pretty much forgotten now - Davis Airlines (IAH-CLL) and Ocean Airways (HVN-ACY-BWI).
sw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6489 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3670 times:
Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 4): While not the smallest, Sylt Air in Germany has a Cessna 421C for their flights.
Sylt is fun because, I believe, when you book the flight, you don't know what you will fly on - they send the type of plane based on the number of passengers, not vice versa like most airlines. I might be using them this summer from Hamburg to Sylt and it's an interesting airline.