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User currently offlineJsc_23 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 223 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1177 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.

Regards
JSC_23


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User currently offlineLasbagman From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1123 times:

Hawaiian Airlines flies daily LAS/LAX/LAS
HA uses 304 seat DC-10 aircraft on a 40 minute flight.


User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1117 times:

NW uses DC-9's on some FNT-DTW or DTW-FNT flights.. (54 miles I think)

Chris



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User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1110 times:

UA used to use DC-10-10s DEN-COS around 15 minutes.

User currently offlineIndianguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

Air India operated a 385 seater betw. COK and CCJ (kozhiklode). barely 20 mins flying time. But that was a Domestic extension to an international flight.

User currently offlineHerbman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1081 times:

It's not spectacular..LH A321 DUS-FRA
That's the regular aircraft for this connection.

Sebastian


User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1073 times:

Lauda used to fly VIE-MUC-MIA with a B772 where the flying time was 40 min on VIE-MUC.

User currently offlineJsc_23 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1058 times:

I flew British Midland from London Heathrow to Paris CDG in a B737, it seemed to take not that long like between 3/4 of an hour to an hour, I could be wrong.

Cheers,
Thanks for your replies.

JSC_23



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User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1050 times:

Try some japanese domestic routes: under an hour with 500+ seat 747s

User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1047 times:


There's occassional A300 ; A310 on STR-FRA which is around 25 minutes (115miles).


User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1039 times:

I flew Christ church to Auckland on a ANZ 747-400 about an hour or so! short flight for a 747-400 if you ask me!

User currently offlineTristar2000 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1043 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.

Regards,
Steven


User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2592 posts, RR: 30
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1017 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.

Hope this helps!



User currently offlineTaloush From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2001, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1007 times:

Emirates flies the 777 Dubai-Doha (approx. 45 min), Dubai-Abu Dhabi (approx. 35 min).
Also, Lufthansa flies the A340 DXB-AUH-DXB as part of the Frankfurt run.

Ciao!



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User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1451 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1002 times:

Cirrus airlines from team LH flies Mannheim MHG to Saarbrücken SBN. Fligh time is about 15 -18 min.
They use a Dsah8-100 sometimes -300

regards bjoern


User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 996 times:
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How about the 2 minutes long flight between Westray and Papa Westray in the Orkney Islands using Islanders by Loganair.

David/MAN: 215 and counting


User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 994 times:

SQ flies the 777 and the A340 between SIN and KUL. That takes 45 mins. It used to use the B747-400. The shortest route SQ 747s fly is the SIN-CGK route.

User currently offlineRJ_Delta From Chile, joined Oct 2000, 1944 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 948 times:

Hi:

A Varig MD-11 between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo only 40 minutes.

Greetings,
RJ_Delta.


User currently offlineNWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 937 times:

This is easy. I am flying down to trinidad for a JA trip. to get over to tabgo it is a 10 min flight!!


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User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 932 times:

Air Tahiti uses ATR's on Papeete-Moorea, which is a 10 miles flight!

jj


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