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What Is The Shortest Wide-body Scheduled Flight?  
User currently offlineYLWbased From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 830 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

I've just booked myself on Sri Lankan (UL) for Colombo(CMB) to Hambantota(HRI), and the flight time shown on my ticket is 35mins operated by an A343. I know that low cost carrier MIHIN LANKA also operates 1x daily A343 on the same route that departs 20mins behind the UL flight.



I wonder are there any shorter SCHEDULED commercial route under 35mins that are operated by widebodies anywhere in the world?

YLWbased


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User currently offlineAS737MAX From United States of America, joined Mar 2013, 320 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

There are a few asian airlines that fly say PEK-ATH-LHR (or something like that)


40 Flights/39,010 Miles Flown
User currently offlineYLWbased From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 830 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

Quoting AS737MAX (Reply 1):
There are a few asian airlines that fly say PEK-ATH-LHR (or something like that)

ATH-LHR is waaaaay longer than 35mins.

YLWbased



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User currently offlineAS737MAX From United States of America, joined Mar 2013, 320 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1650 times:

I stand corrected. And Air china flies to MUC from ATH, not LHR. But it's nowhere close to CMB-HRI


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User currently onlineHOONS90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3015 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1650 times:
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http://flightaware.com/live/flight/E...1/history/20140107/1140Z/FZAA/FCBB

ET831 FIH-BZV, ranges from 0:09-0:12 in duration, 26km. Operated by a 763.



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User currently offlineYLWbased From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 830 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1529 times:

Quoting HOONS90 (Reply 4):
ET831 FIH-BZV, ranges from 0:09-0:12 in duration, 26km. Operated by a 763.

why, just why???

YLWbased



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User currently offlineYXD172 From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1361 times:

Quoting YLWbased (Reply 5):
Quoting HOONS90 (Reply 4):
ET831 FIH-BZV, ranges from 0:09-0:12 in duration, 26km. Operated by a 763.

why, just why???

I believe it's because there is no quick/easy way to cross the river between them, making it profitable enough for ET to operate the tag-on (or maybe just extra stop on a triangle route, I'm not sure.)

Not to mention that they're in different countries, meaning an extra customs stop for some PAX if ET only flew to one of the cities.



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User currently online817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2384 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1351 times:

BA flies ANU-SKB with the Boeing 777, 54nm with 30min flight time. Didn't think it was bookable but it is...


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25311 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1247 times:

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 7):
BA flies ANU-SKB with the Boeing 777, 54nm with 30min flight time. Didn't think it was bookable but it is...

BA has a few other very short widebody sectors with 5th freedom rights. A couple that come to mind:

BAH-DOH (777), 79 nm, block time 50 min.
UVF-GND (Grenada) (777), 114 nm, block time 50 min.


User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2428 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1153 times:

Quoting YLWbased (Thread starter):
I know that low cost carrier MIHIN LANKA also operates 1x daily A343 on the same route that departs 20mins behind the UL flight.

No, it's the SAME flight: Mihin Lanka MJ2818 Airbus Industrie A340-300 Operated by Srilankan Airlines


User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1558 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (8 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1104 times:

Quoting debonair (Reply 9):

Quoting YLWbased (Thread starter):
I know that low cost carrier MIHIN LANKA also operates 1x daily A343 on the same route that departs 20mins behind the UL flight.

No, it's the SAME flight: Mihin Lanka MJ2818 Airbus Industrie A340-300 Operated by Srilankan Airlines

   Mihin Lanka only have A320s.



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User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2428 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1030 times:

Quoting airtrainer (Reply 10):
Mihin Lanka only have A320s.

I am sorry, but don't forget the A321:

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User currently offlineBurchfiel From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 965 times:

A look at the Nov. 2013 edition of Airline Route Mapper reveals, in addition to some mentioned above, these very short flights (no guarantees on the accuracy):

BON - CUR (46 miles), operated by a KL 330 and an OR 763 (among other airlines). Arkefly also operates
a 763 on AUA - CUR (74 miles).

PUJ - SDQ (86 miles), operated by an AF 744.

DLA - SSG (71 miles), operated by an AF 772 and an ET 763.

CCJ - COK (74 miles), operated by an AI 744.

CAN - HKG (84 miles), served by a KA 333.

But yes, FIH - BZV is the clear winner!


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