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What Is The Longest Serve Route (years)  
User currently offlinekl692 From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 675 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 6471 times:

Just wondering about the longest route serve by airline, I was reading article and stated that LH have beening serving ACC for over 40 years and it made wonder which airline have the record for serving a route the longest in years.

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User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3078 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 6456 times:

Two I can think of off the top of my head, LON-PAR & SFO-HNL


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User currently offlineEGSUcrew From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 6449 times:

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 1):

Just beat me to the post. If you count Imperial Airways as BA, I think it was operating DH-89s from LHR to Paris (not sure which airport) from about the '30s and is obviously still going today.


User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 6436 times:

How about about LON-NYC? That has been around a long time.


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User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2950 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 6411 times:
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Actually its London - Paris is NOT correct because it was terminated during WW2.

Liverpool- Dublin remained operating since Eire had neutrality


User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7361 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 6392 times:

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 1):
Two I can think of off the top of my head, LON-PAR & SFO-HNL

Aircraft Transport & Travel Ltd started the first sustained commercial aircraft service when it operated a DH16 two-seat converted bomber between Hounslow Heath (now known as LHR) and Le Bourget (LBG) on 25 August 1919. The flight carried one passenger, some mail, some grouse and some Devonshire cream.

BA can trace its origins back to AT&T.


User currently offlineKL577 From Netherlands, joined Oct 2006, 773 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 6308 times:

Most 'obvious' candidates in Europe were stopped during WW2 (like LON-PAR and AMS-LON), so the winner is probably a route somewhere in the US.

Some longstanding KLM routes to take note of:

AMS-NYC (started in 1946, first transatlantic scheduled service to NYC after WW2).

I believe flights between Amsterdam and Batavia/Jakarta resumed in the fall of 1945?

One of my favourites: KLM started operating flights to Kano, Nigeria in 1947 and they still do today (although rumour has it that operations to Kano may not last very long......)


User currently offlinekl692 From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 6258 times:

So what is the longest cross atlantic or pacific flight to date?


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User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2950 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 6250 times:
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As KL577 said and as i said Dublin- Liverpool is the longest un-interrupted no other European route to be considered.

I believe the longest served my well actually be by Avianca from Bogotá to Barranquilla uninterrupted since 1929 !


User currently offlineburnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7525 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 5974 times:

What about MSP-ORD, pax wise started in 1928 but has been served since 1926, originally started by NW and continues today at DL.


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User currently offlineEWRandMDW From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 406 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 5906 times:

Quoting burnsie28 (Reply 9):
What about MSP-ORD, pax wise started in 1928 but has been served since 1926, originally started by NW and continues today at DL.

It's more accurate to say MSP-Chicago as ORD didn't exist until WW2 (Orchard Field). Other old routes are Chicago-Newark, Boston-Newark, Washington-Newark, etc which have been around since the late 1920s or early 1930s when NYC had no commercial airports within its own city limits!


User currently offlineJQflightie From Australia, joined Mar 2009, 945 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 5675 times:

QF started in an outback town in North Queensland, Australia, called Longreach LHE 92years ago, servicing a mail/pax route from there to BNE (via intermediate ports, but destination being BNE) and still to this day QantasLink operates BNE-LHE thats a pretty amazing feat!


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User currently offlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13004 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 5467 times:

Quoting EWRandMDW (Reply 10):
It's more accurate to say MSP-Chicago as ORD didn't exist until WW2 (Orchard Field). Other old routes are Chicago-Newark, Boston-Newark, Washington-Newark, etc which have been around since the late 1920s or early 1930s when NYC had no commercial airports within its own city limits!

EWR's commercial status was suspened during WWI, it was a Naval Air Station then and was closed for several months in the early 1950's due to a series of crashes so not continious service.

Quoting JQflightie (Reply 11):
QF started in an outback town in North Queensland, Australia, called Longreach LHE 92years ago, servicing a mail/pax route from there to BNE (via intermediate ports, but destination being BNE) and still to this day QantasLink operates BNE-LHE thats a pretty amazing feat!

Yes, but was this route suspended during WWII? Most likely it was or operated under the RAAF and not a commercial service.

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 8):
I believe the longest served my well actually be by Avianca from Bogotá to Barranquilla uninterrupted since 1929 !

This might be the winner as it was probably not disrupted during WWII.


User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 5354 times:

Quoting burnsie28 (Reply 9):
What about MSP-ORD, pax wise started in 1928 but has been served since 1926, originally started by NW and continues today at DL.

Actually WA started pax service LAX-LAS-SLC in 1926. The LAX-LAS leg is still served today by DL CXN, and the LAS-SLC leg is still served by DL mainline.


User currently offlineTCASAlert From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 5212 times:

Well as the OP does not state the longest continuous service (due to wars etc), rather the longest route served by an individual airline (and still operated by that airline), I would imagine the winner is AMS-LON with KLM, they have operated the route since 7 October 1919.

User currently offlinen901wa From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 5208 times:

Hey bohica you might like this photo. 85 years going on 86. Long live Wally  
WAE first LAX-LAS-SLC service


[Edited 2012-02-04 11:43:28]

User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6748 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 5192 times:

As always, it depends on what you mean by "route". If it means the same airport-pair, Delta's Atlanta-Birmingham route will be hard to beat.

User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6748 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 5155 times:

Quoting bohica (Reply 13):
WA started pax service LAX-LAS-SLC in 1926.

No airlines at LAX then-- LAS probably didn't exist then-- no idea about SLC.


User currently offlinen901wa From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 5135 times:

That is true. In Los Angeles, it was Vail Field in Montebello CA and was a oiled strip. Las Vegas was Western Air Express Airport that is now part of Nellis AFB, and Woodward Field in Salt Lake City is the persent site for SLC. The route is still LAX to SLC and was started as CAM-4 Air Route with WAE on April 17 1926, and and started carring PAX May 23 1926. That route is still being flown by Delta  

[Edited 2012-02-04 17:02:42]

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24629 posts, RR: 22
Reply 19, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 5126 times:

Quoting VV701 (Reply 5):
Quoting RWA380 (Reply 1):
Two I can think of off the top of my head, LON-PAR & SFO-HNL

Aircraft Transport & Travel Ltd started the first sustained commercial aircraft service when it operated a DH16 two-seat converted bomber between Hounslow Heath (now known as LHR) and Le Bourget (LBG) on 25 August 1919. The flight carried one passenger, some mail, some grouse and some Devonshire cream.

BA can trace its origins back to AT&T.

However, as already mentioned, London-Paris was interrupted druing WWII, unlike many U.S. domestic routes that started in the 1920s and have operated continuously since, and I think in some cases to/from the same airports at both ends of the route, unlike Paris Le Bourget which hasn't had scheduled service for over 30 years.


User currently offlinejetblue777 From Canada, joined Jul 2009, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 5102 times:

Quoting KL577 (Reply 6):
Some longstanding KLM routes to take note of:

I think KL has also been serving MNL since the 1950s.

Speaking of MNL, NW started serving the city in the 1930s with a DC-4 IIRC, and until now DL still serves MNL with 2 744s to NRT and NGO/DTW.

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User currently offlinekl692 From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 5100 times:

Very educational and thx all for your infos.


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User currently offlineakiestar From Philippines, joined May 2009, 776 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5055 times:

AMS-MNL has been in service for over sixty years, and PR has been flying to SFO since 1946. Granted however, PR did stop all international service for a year of two, only to be restarted again because the government deemed it a matter of national policy.

User currently offlinePezySPU From Croatia, joined Dec 2011, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4930 times:

OK's PRG - ZAG, their first international route, was launched back in 1930.

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