Zweed
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Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Wed May 05, 2004 5:28 am

what would that be?
I Know KLM or Transavia fly Rotterdam - Amsterdam . The distance between the 2 airports would be something like 90 kilometres.

But this could be for transavia to get one of their carriers to Schiphol or so?

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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Wed May 05, 2004 5:32 am

Wow... and I thought MUC-NUE is short... 3 daily LH flights, two on ATRs operated by EW, one IQ Dash 8 - 137km...

But AMS-Rotterdam... wow... that's really short.
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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Wed May 05, 2004 5:39 am

Didn't KLM quit this service? I remember having read an article somewhere last year about EHAM - EHBK, Maastricht-Aachen, being the last domestic flight operated in Holland, its flown I think 4x a day by KLM exel.
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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Wed May 05, 2004 5:43 am

Skyways fly Storuman-Vilhemlina in northern Sweden 59 km it's the second leg and the flight starts at BMA. I think they are using a Saab 340.


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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Wed May 05, 2004 5:44 am

JER-GCI has a BLOCK time of 15-20 minutes, which includes taxiing and time for short delays. The actual flying time will be less. Aircraft from the Trilander and Dash 8 to the Shorts 360, Saab 340 and 146 fly this route.

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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Wed May 05, 2004 5:53 am

Scotland holds the record for Europe and oh the world lol!!!

Between the Orkney Islands these birds fly the 2 minute  Wow! flight or hop between Westray and Papa Westray, these birds fly the route:


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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Wed May 05, 2004 6:24 am

There's a short (!) video clip somewhere, taken from the cockpit of that flight between the Orkney islands. Have a search on the forum - I'm sure it wasn't that long ago.

I can't find a fare for just that segment - but it is probably one of the most expensive in the world per mile or per minute!

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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Wed May 05, 2004 6:33 am

tha last summer I was on a Swiss ZRH/BSL.....very short flight (12 minutes in total!!!!) ;the distance between the 2 cities is about 80/90 km.
 
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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Wed May 05, 2004 6:37 am

Just a correction... There are no scheduled services between AMS and RTM... If there is a flight, it's a positioning flight. RTM-AMS is more like 55km apart, and nobody in their right mind would start scheduled service on a route that can be done in less than 40 mins by train.
 
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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Wed May 05, 2004 6:44 am

Geoffm - Westray to Papa Westray is £14 each way, unless you're over 60 when it comes down to £7 each way. No tax or charges as these are classed as essential services.
 
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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Wed May 05, 2004 7:07 am

Tallinn-Helsinki is not long either.

TLL-HEL 101 km and 6 daily return flights


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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Wed May 05, 2004 7:21 am

Several flights between the various Croatian islands -- Losinj-Unije, for instance -- are very short. As far as I know, most are regularly scheduled services, flown with very small planes, and quite popular. Islanders get a substantial discount because this is their connection with the outside world.




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I'm hoping that one of our Croatian members will be able to provide more details.
 
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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Wed May 05, 2004 12:51 pm

P.S. I found an article about those Losinj-Unije flights in Croatia. They were operated by an airline called North Adria Aviation, but when the article was written late last year, the flights were not oprational and it was still not clear exactly when they would resume. Apparently, the airport at Unije did not have all the documents in order, but at the time authorities were working to resolve the problem.

The article mentions that the flights, started in 1999, reduced the travel time between Unije and the larger island from 2 hours (by boat) to five minutes. That must have been (or, if the situation is now resolved, is) one of Europe's shortest scheduled flights. It was/is very popular both among locals, who paid very low state-subsidized fares, and tourists, who paid the "market price."

Here's one of the Cessnas used on the route and, I believe, the strip on Unije:


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Again, if anyone from Croatia has more details, please let us know.

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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Wed May 05, 2004 5:52 pm

IL76.
When I was at Rotterdam Airport last week I saw a scheduled KLM flight to Amsterdam on the screens. But maybe that one was a positioning flight from a fokker coming back from London?
 
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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Wed May 05, 2004 6:08 pm

bsl-zrh, 80 km's, 12 minutes in the air!
 
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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Wed May 05, 2004 6:39 pm

Also Air Alps operates flight bewteen Linz (LNZ) and Salzburg (SZG) in Austria. It is scheduled for 25 minutes but it takes only about 15 minutes.

 
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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Wed May 05, 2004 6:51 pm

Sorry, I have to correct myself for the above post. It is not Air Alps but Austrian Arrows, that operate bewteen LNZ and SZG.
 
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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Wed May 05, 2004 7:23 pm

Air Wales SWS-CWL several times a day- about 15 minutes- 40 miles served by ATR 42's.
 
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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Thu May 06, 2004 12:50 am

yes, BSL-ZRH vv. is only 49mi and it is sure one of the shortest flights ...
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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Thu May 06, 2004 2:29 am

Oh, I forgot to mention that the Losinj-Unije flight is about 8km, according to http://istra.net/naa/unije.htm.
 
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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Thu May 06, 2004 6:04 am

"Skyways fly Storuman-Vilhemlina in northern Sweden 59 km it's the second leg and the flight starts at BMA. I think they are using a Saab 340."

Nope. It starts at ARN and is flown with a F50.
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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Thu May 06, 2004 6:25 am

A340600 beat me to it. I believe the Westray-Papa Westray flight is under 2 miles.
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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Thu May 06, 2004 6:31 am

There's a short (!) video clip somewhere, taken from the cockpit of that flight between the Orkney islands. Have a search on the forum - I'm sure it wasn't that long ago.

I can't find a fare for just that segment - but it is probably one of the most expensive in the world per mile or per minute!

http://www.loganair.co.uk

Geoff M.


I did a quick search but coulnt find this video; maybe i am just not handy with this function but does anyone know how i can find it?

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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Thu May 06, 2004 4:54 pm

I don't have much luck with the search engine on here either! Sorry I can't help more!

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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Thu May 06, 2004 5:21 pm

Check this page.
http://www.alanmoar.flyer.co.uk/orkney/Shortestflight/shortest.htm
describes a video but it is not available.
 
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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Thu May 06, 2004 5:42 pm

YEah, i can tell you that the westray-pap westray, mile for mile is one of the most expensive ruoutes in thew world. You need to book via the local BA agent, or you can try the BA central reservation call centre.
 
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RE: Shortest Scheduled Flight In Europe?

Thu May 06, 2004 6:13 pm

I would suggest that DUB-SNN is the shortest scheduled widebody flight.

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