Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Shortest International/Intercontinental Flight  
User currently offlineAireuropeUK733 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 978 posts, RR: 10
Posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4547 times:

Apologies if this has been discussed before, but I couldn't find it when I did a search.

Seeing the thread about longest domestic flight, what about shortest international/intercontinental flight. My suggestion is Gibraltar to Tangier (about 100 miles). GB Airways used to run a Viscount "Mons Calpe" back in the 60's and 70's between the two and then in the 80's they replaced this with a BN Trislander. Not sure if they still run this service.

Maybe some European flights beat this on the international front but I think it might be the winner as far as intercontinental flights are concerned!

Mike  Smile


It's nice to fly with friends
26 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineSOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4538 times:


There are a few that come to my mind.

SIN-KUL is a short international hop operated all day on widebodies.

LAX-TIJ has scheduled services. CO also operates flights from HAV to MIA.

All these are pretty short international segments.


SOUTHAMERICA


User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4483 times:

Both Malaysia Airlines & Royal Brunei used to operate Brunei <-> Labuan Island (Malaysia) on F50. The two places are only 29 nm (33 miles) apart.

[Edited 2004-04-06 17:40:09]

User currently offlineSebwhite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4466 times:

YYZ - ROC is short: just 92 nm.

User currently offlineTravelagent From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 89 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4425 times:

I think one of the shortest (if not even the shortest)international flight is flown by Cameroon Airways: On their way from Douala (DLA) to Kinshasa (FIH / Democratic Republic of Congo) they make a stopover in Brazzaville (BZV / the other Congo!). The distance between the two capitals of the respective Congo is a mere 16 miles!
One of the shortest international flights in Europe I can think of was from Friedrichshafen (FDH) to Zurich (ZRH). The 47 miles flight is currently not operated but Crossair (Saab 340) and later Hahn Air (SWM) used to fly this route.



Born to fly! It's more than a passion - it's a yearning!! At home in DUS(Dusseldorf)!
User currently offlineGte439u From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 361 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4373 times:

Air Canada may be a contender for the shortest intercontinental flight with it its flight from St. John's, Nfld. to Heathrow. It takes four- to five-hours, and it is 2012 nm (3727 km).

User currently offlineB747Skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4338 times:

Dear Gte439u -
xxx
Watch out what you call "intercontinental"...
Would you accept Europe to Asia as intercontinental... OK...?
Taking off from Istanbul (Yesilkoy is in the European continent) and flying to Bursa (Asia) is about 70 miles... Intercontinental - yet SAME country...
xxx
I walked from one continent to another in Istanbul, on the bridge over the Bosphorus.
xxx
I think such statements are just good for the Guinness Book of Records...
No practical value. Think about a flight from Moscow to Khabarovsk. Same country, Russia, but accross 9 or 10 time zones... It is intercontinental, but still a domestic flight.
xxx
Happy contrails  Smile
(s) Skipper


User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1413 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4311 times:

Dammam in Saudi Arabia to Bahrain is very short, about 20-25mins flight time. Gulf Air operate A320 a/c on the route!

Regards

Mike


User currently offlineGte439u From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 361 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4279 times:

Watch out what you call "intercontinental"...
Would you accept Europe to Asia as intercontinental... OK...?
Taking off from Istanbul (Yesilkoy is in the European continent) and flying to Bursa (Asia) is about 70 miles... Intercontinental - yet SAME country...


Ok, Skipper, I see your point. Maybe a better definition would be transoceanic flight. However, both are still contrived measures that really do not mean much.


User currently offlineAeroyu From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2000, 178 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4237 times:

How about HKG to TPE for 66 min? CX fly B744 for it!


Kai Tai - I missed you so much
User currently offlineAirBuffalo From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4156 times:


In north america, SEA-YYJ (98 miles, horizon air) may qualify.

Also, BUF-YYZ (68 miles) used to be served by (i think) american airlines pre 1988. Hence, Buffalo can call itself an international airport!  Smile


User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4102 times:

GUM-SPN on CO anywhere from 20-25 minutes take-off to touchdown


Continental Micronesia: "Fly With The Warmth Of Paradise"
User currently offlineBd1959 From Australia, joined Oct 2002, 450 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4073 times:

I flew the Tangiers/Gib route with GB Airways in '85. They were still using the Viscount then and claimed at the time that it was the shortest scheduled intercontinental route.

The last time I looked at Amadeus.net this route was no longer operating.

BD1959


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33195 posts, RR: 71
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4056 times:

GUM-SPN on CO anywhere from 20-25 minutes take-off to touchdown

That route is neither international (both GUM and SPN are in the US) nor inter-continental.



a.
User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7264 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4038 times:

Malta to Tripoli must be very short indeed.


The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3979 times:

I flew UNI (Union Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines) to CRU (Carriacou, Grenada) - 9 miles in 3 or 4 minutes. At that time it was the shortest international route in the world. Its not operated any more though.

User currently offlineAzmd80 From Italy, joined Nov 2003, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

What do you think of Luxembourg - Saarbruchen operated three daily by LG (in code share with LH) on F50 (sometimes on B737 500).
This is a stop on LUX-MUC flight. I'll take this flight many times and I can't understand what it means: 15 min flights without passegers taking this leg.

Bie


User currently offlineElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3871 times:

Chalk's International still flies the Grumman Mallard from Ft. Lauderdale to Bimini, Bahamas (NSB) ----59 miles.


Having a smoking section in a restaurant is like having a peeing section in a swimming pool.....
User currently offline5NEOO From Nigeria, joined Nov 2003, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3841 times:

LOS - COO. Approximately 66 miles.

WT and RK used to fly this route at one time, but they've long since bitten the dust.

[Edited 2004-04-07 16:40:38]


Admit it, you could care less about the continent Africa!
User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3811 times:

SAS used to fly between Copenhagen Denmark - Malmö Sweden.
But it was a long time ago now.

Nautical Miles : 24.84
Statute Miles : 28.59
Kilometers : 46



User currently offlineLa Carlota From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3810 times:

My Internationals:

Nov. 5, 1987, SJU-SPB and back (55 nm):

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Chris Markerson



Feb. 29, 1988, I flew YVR-BLI (35 nm):

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Joe G. Walker



Oct. 4, 1988, PUS-FUK (116 nm):

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Alastair T. Gardiner



Mar. 8, 1991, KUW-Jubail AF Base:

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Miguel Cláudio



Aug. 31, 1992, HGA-JIB (136 nm):

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Marc LAUER



Sep. 1, 1992, JIB-DIR (138 nm):

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Rolf Wallner



Nov. 30, 1999, HHP-Macau Heliport (30 nm aprox.):

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Neville Dawson





Tango Tango Fox
User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3782 times:

Palestinian Airline's only route is from Gaza City Airport to Al-Arish Airport, which is just across the border in Egypt. They use a Fokker 50 on the route, which is less than 50 miles away.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Charles Falk




EGYPT: A 7,000 Year Old Civilisation
User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3749 times:

HEL-TLL Approx 80Km
Scheduled flying time 30min with ATR - operator AERO Airlines (subsidiary of Finnair) http://www.aeroairlines.com



I like driving backwards in the fog cause it doesn't remind me of anything - Chris Cornell
User currently offlineScf158 From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3734 times:

Maybe YVR -SEA as a short international flight?

User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3705 times:

Palestinian Airline's only route is from Gaza City Airport to Al-Arish Airport, which is just across the border in Egypt.

I thought their only route now is Al-Arish to Amman? Gaza Airport is no longer in operation.
http://www.palairlines.com/Time%20table.htm


25 Vimanav : BAH-DOH : 91 miles. And BA uses a B744 to cover it!!! KU does that route with A320s and sometimes A300s and A310s. There are more I am sure... rgds//V
26 Horus : KEno, thanks for the correction. It was a typo error, I meant AMM. It was out of Gaza even after the attack on the airport.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
How About The Shortest International Flight? posted Fri May 12 2000 09:38:57 by StarAlliance
Shortest International Airport Runway In The US posted Sat Oct 28 2006 20:07:50 by Fll2993
Shortest Ever Planned Flight posted Sat Jun 17 2006 01:41:04 by Legoguy
Shortest Mainline Jet Flight In The U.S. Is? posted Mon Oct 10 2005 02:05:57 by PanAm747
Shortest AA Widebody Flight? posted Mon Jun 20 2005 19:42:04 by Skaggs
1st 777-200LR Intercontinental Flight Completed posted Fri Jun 10 2005 16:20:39 by DIA
Shortest 747 Revenue Flight posted Mon Nov 1 2004 04:44:13 by Jetjeanes
Emirates Shortest A330-200 Flight? posted Tue Sep 7 2004 21:01:07 by BMI701EGCC
Shortest DL Mainline Flight posted Fri Jul 9 2004 08:27:11 by Jetpixx
Shortest International Route By A 744 posted Mon Jan 12 2004 17:21:37 by EZYAirbus