Jsc_23 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 223 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1129 times:
Today when I was flying in FS2002...i flew a route which only took 15 minutes....
This got me wondering.....
What the shortest commercial route in the world.....how long does it take.
Also whats the largest aircraft to serve on a short route and how long does that route take.
I hope you know what I mean.
Tristar2000 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 995 times:
Shortest regular scheduled service I know of is between Mont-Joli, Qc (CYYY) and Baie-Comeau, Qc (CYBC). The 2 airports are separated by the Saint-Lawrence river in eastern Canada and are separated by 65-70 kilometers (40 miles or so).
At the present time, the route is flown with Air Nova Dash 8s and lasts about 11-12 minutes.
Funny thing is B-727s were operated on that route in the late 70s by Quebecair.. imagine that flight time. The route was also flown by a variety of planes over time including Bac 1-11s, B-732s, F-28s, F-100s, BAE 748s, Convair 580s, ATR-42s and Beech 1900Ds.
By the way, the ferry is 45 miles away from Mont-Joli and it takes 2.5 hours to cross to Baie-Comeau
One of the short domestic extensions I know of is YMX to YQC. For example, there is one Paris flight per week from Quebec during the summer. So, for that flight, the plane's route is YMX-YQC-CDG, and the first leg lasts about 15 minutes and the plane used is mostly the 1011.
UK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2580 posts, RR: 31
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 969 times:
I think the shortest route there is may be Jersey-Guernsey in the Channel Islands flown by Aurigny Air Services (GR), using Britten Norman Trislanders, and occasionally Shorts 360s.
The route is about 23 miles, and takes about 10-15 minutes!
The route used to be flown as part of a NCL-GCI-JER-NCL route on weekends during summer 2001 by Gill Airways (9C) before their recent demise. I also believe that Jersey European (JY) - now British European (BE) used to operate the route as part of a 3-sector operation with Fokker F27s.