lazyshaun
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Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 12:36 am

Hi,
Does anyone know the shortest route an A340 does (or has done?) and which airline?
I know OA does Athens to London, but are there any more?

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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 12:43 am

SQ 345 SIN-CGK
CX 343 HKG-TPE, HKG-XMN
MU 346 PVG-ICN, PVG-HKG
PR 343 YVR-LAS, MNL-FUK
UL, GF, CX? 343 BKK-HKG
TK, GF, SK, LX 343 BKK-SIN
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star_world
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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 12:44 am

Do LH still fly to Abu Dhabi via DXB? I know they did until recently. Thats only about 63nm...!
 
zonky
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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 12:45 am

emirates used to operate them SYD-AKL ? (1345 miles).
 
columba
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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 12:46 am

FRA-HAM but not regularly
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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 12:48 am

UL 340 operate MLE-CMB (I have flown this route before) and KUL-SIN-KUL, all about 1 hour.
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HUYfan
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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 12:49 am

Gulf Air operate the A340 on

Bahrain-Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi-Muscat

and occasionally Bahrain-Dammam

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flymusic
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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 1:31 am

AC sometimes operates them from YYZ-YUL and vice versa. That's like a 45 minute trip.

[Edited 2005-05-20 18:33:45]
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B742
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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 4:04 am

Emirates has before operated the 343 on short hauls routes within the middle east.

DXB-DOH, DXB-BAH.......

Also Swiss operates BKK-SIN!

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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 4:33 am

BWIA
POS BGI between 30 - 40 mins.
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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 4:54 am

I flew DUS-FRA on a 340 once, we were in the air less than half an hour
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ACYWG
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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 5:07 am

I YYZ-YUL might take the cake with AC, thats only 316 miles, you can drive it in 5-6 hours, but takes about 45 minues by air. They commonly use 767/A333/A343 aircraft on this route, as often times they need that much capacity on the route.
 
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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 5:15 am

SAS used their new 340's during training in service between CPH-ARN and CPH-OSL. Both legs are about 40 minutes in the air.
 
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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 5:22 am

Try Montego Bay to Kingston on Air Jamaica's A340: 20 minutes
 
jr
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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 5:28 am

UL also operates its A340/A330 on the morning flights to MAA. (CMB-MAA).
I've flown on 9V-SPK.
 
trident2e
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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 5:30 am

LAN operate FRA to MAD.
 
KL808
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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 5:36 am

PR operates the A340-300 on the MNL-CEB-MNL (351 miles) route now and then, could be every day not sure. This is scheduled flight, not training etc.

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KWI
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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 5:47 am

Gulf Air uses its 340's on Bahrain-Kuwait, and Bahrain Abu Dhabi hops... they probably use them on other routes, but these are the ones I'm 100% certain of.

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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 6:29 am

Next wednesday: LH FRA-MUC and VV. See any reservation system.
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jr
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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 6:30 am

Quoting KWI (Reply 17):
Gulf Air uses its 340's on Bahrain-Kuwait, and Bahrain Abu Dhabi hops

GF also uses its 340s on the MCT-BAH runs. These routes are all one stops to Europe.
I've flown on 9V-SPK.
 
pilotaydin
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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 6:31 am

Turkish Airlines for training  Smile from Istanbul Yesilkoy to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen i think it's a 12 minute flight, depending on certain factors
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foxdelta
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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 6:38 am

IB operates MAD-BCN at busy hours with A340-300, and also when aircraft shortages occur.

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fuffla
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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 8:33 pm

While training staff to use their A345's, TG operated Bangkok to Phuket and Bangkok to Chiang Mai/Rai. I believe that could be the shortest.
 
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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 8:39 pm

Olympic flies regulary between Montreal and Toronto. It is like 45 minutes flight.
 
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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 9:31 pm

Quoting Columba (Reply 4):
FRA-HAM but not regularly

I heard from a mate at work yesterday there is one of those happening nxt month, cant recall the date though
Where does the time go???
 
PresRDC
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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sat May 21, 2005 11:31 pm

Quoting Trident2e (Reply 15):
LAN operate FRA to MAD.

They also use the A340 on some SCL-EZE flights.
 
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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sun May 22, 2005 5:22 am

Iberia operates

GUA-SJO and SJO-PTY

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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Sun May 22, 2005 7:24 am

dont KU fly an A340 between MUC and GVA before heading off for Kuwait City?
 
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RE: Shortest A340 Route?

Mon May 23, 2005 1:18 am

EgyptAir flies A342's to CAI - HRG and CAI - SSH, each 45-50mins flights

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