smartt1982 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 225 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2544 times:
Just a quick question regarding different types of routes, the below two routes as you can see are of similar distances but the route to EYKA has a lot more points and airways to follow, is this due to lack of infrastructure in Eastern Europe and/or more strict rules regarding air traffic, is this common in other parts of the World?
buckfifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1316 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2528 times:
Almost 3/4 of the waypoints on the Kaunas flightplan exists within Western European airspace, so no, it's not an Eastern European issue.
In my experience, the busier the airspace is, the more waypoints there are. The route between London TMA and Copenhagen (CDA, or Codan) is one of the most congested corridors in the world, with many airways crisscrossing it. So it is not surprising that there are so many waypoints in the plan.