JSC_23
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Largest Aircraft/Shortest Route

Sat Dec 22, 2001 3:11 pm

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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lasbagman
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RE: Largest Aircraft/Shortest Route

Sat Dec 22, 2001 3:13 pm

Hawaiian Airlines flies daily LAS/LAX/LAS
HA uses 304 seat DC-10 aircraft on a 40 minute flight.
 
airlinelover
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RE: Largest Aircraft/Shortest Route

Sat Dec 22, 2001 3:38 pm

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

Chris
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ILS
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RE: Largest Aircraft/Shortest Route

Sat Dec 22, 2001 3:39 pm

UA used to use DC-10-10s DEN-COS around 15 minutes.
 
IndianGuy
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RE: Largest Aircraft/Shortest Route

Sat Dec 22, 2001 4:23 pm

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.
 
Herbman
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RE: Largest Aircraft/Shortest Route

Sat Dec 22, 2001 5:10 pm

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

Sebastian
 
fritzi
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RE: Largest Aircraft/Shortest Route

Sat Dec 22, 2001 5:20 pm

Lauda used to fly VIE-MUC-MIA with a B772 where the flying time was 40 min on VIE-MUC.
 
JSC_23
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RE: Largest Aircraft/Shortest Route

Sat Dec 22, 2001 5:31 pm

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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aussie_
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RE: Largest Aircraft/Shortest Route

Sat Dec 22, 2001 6:24 pm

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

RE: Largest Aircraft/Shortest Route

Sat Dec 22, 2001 6:36 pm


There's occassional A300 ; A310 on STR-FRA which is around 25 minutes (115miles).
 
kaitakfan
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RE: Largest Aircraft/Shortest Route

Sat Dec 22, 2001 6:39 pm

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!
 
tristar2000
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RE: Largest Aircraft/Shortest Route

Sat Dec 22, 2001 6:52 pm

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
 
UK_Dispatcher
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RE: Largest Aircraft/Shortest Route

Sat Dec 22, 2001 8:10 pm

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!

 
taloush
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RE: Largest Aircraft/Shortest Route

Sat Dec 22, 2001 8:31 pm

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.

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SQ325
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RE: Largest Aircraft/Shortest Route

Sat Dec 22, 2001 8:40 pm

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
 
David_itl
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RE: Largest Aircraft/Shortest Route

Sat Dec 22, 2001 9:31 pm

How about the 2 minutes long flight between Westray and Papa Westray in the Orkney Islands using Islanders by Loganair.

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9V-SVE
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RE: Largest Aircraft/Shortest Route

Sat Dec 22, 2001 9:34 pm

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.
 
RJ_Delta
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RE: Largest Aircraft/Shortest Route

Mon Dec 24, 2001 12:53 am

Hi:

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

Greetings,
RJ_Delta.
 
NWA
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RE: Largest Aircraft/Shortest Route

Mon Dec 24, 2001 1:13 am

This is easy. I am flying down to trinidad for a JA trip. to get over to tabgo it is a 10 min flight!!
23 victor, turn right heading 210, maintain 3000 till established, cleared ILS runwy 24.
 
Jj
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RE: Largest Aircraft/Shortest Route

Mon Dec 24, 2001 1:25 am

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

jj

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