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Shortest International Route By A 744  
User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2462 posts, RR: 52
Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3085 times:

Hi does anybody know what the shortest international route that is operate by a Boeing 747-400?

Glenn


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User currently offlineUnitedFirst From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 478 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3068 times:

I'm pretty sure this has been discussed before – try searching.

However, I have a feeling that it might be Kuala Lumpur/Singapore.

Derek


User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3224 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3012 times:

Cathay used to fly AMS-Manchester
don't know if its still served or still 744.


User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2462 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2984 times:

I tried a search and had no luck but if anyone does happen to find one, feel free to let me know and ill suggest deletion for this thread.

Glenn



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User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2171 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2972 times:

British Airways operates a 744 from Bahrain to Doha and back every day, with traffic rights.

Distance is 90 miles.


User currently offlineMozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2204 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2889 times:

There used to be a British Airways flight on the Vancouver-Sydney leg, but not sure whether back then it was a 747-400 or a -200.

Other contenders: Johannesburg-Harare (Lufthansa until some years ago), Paris-Zurich (JAL in the past), Hong Kong-Taipei (CX, CI, others).

There have been other even shorter hops, but they were all on a -200 or -300: Buenos Aires-Montevideo (AF), Kigali-Bujumbura (AF), FRA-AMS (SA), CDG-LHR (JL), and my absolute all time favourite: Brazzaville-Kinshasa, operated by Sabena. Literally across the river, it's like going from Manhattan to TEB.


User currently offlineJourdan747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

How about Tokyo to Osaka?....45 minutes only!

User currently offlineBMAbound From Sweden, joined Nov 2003, 660 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2669 times:

Thai flew (flies?) between CPH and ARN. About 300 miles and an hour in the air.

johan



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12263 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2592 times:
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PIA used to bring in a 747SP to OSL. Would go OSL-CPH, before going to somewhere in Pakistan.


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User currently offlineAlekToronto From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

I believe the shortest would probably be either NRTKIX.HNDOSA (of course those arent international) or SINKUL (to be more precise) or SINCGK..of those currently operating.
A while back I flew AF 744 EZEMVD and KL GIGGRU those are very short flights..however no longer operated.
cheers!
Alek


User currently offlineAirGabon From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 890 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2510 times:

Brazzaville, Congo (BZV) to Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, former Zaire (FIH) by Sabena with a B743, like 10 or 15 minutes !!

User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1429 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

The shortest one was KLM's CCS-AUA part on B747 it was less than 40 minutes but it took forever to load and unload at AUA and CCS. This flight was part of AMS-CCS-AUA route, they have now switched to a B747 to AUA directly from AMS and a B767 AMS-CCS. I know it is almost 12hrs barely makes it.


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