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Flight(Number) Operated By The Same Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:43 am

Hi,

what is the flight(number) which was ever operated by the same aircraft (not aircraft-type) for the longest time continuously?

I think it was in 2003 or 2004 that LH418 to IAD was operated by the same aircraft for 17 days without pause.
A318/A319/A320/A321 AB3/A306/A310/A333/A343/A346 732/733/735/736/744/752/763/764/772/773 DH3 F70 F100 CR2 CR1 CR7 ATR42
 
Newark777
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RE: Flight(Number) Operated By The Same Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:46 am

That's something I wonder about sometimes, how it is decided how long a plane operates a route, and then is rotated through the system.

I would imaging for the short routes the same plane rarely does the same flight from one day to the next, but it is much more possible for the longer routes.

Harry
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A340600MAN
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RE: Flight(Number) Operated By The Same Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:46 am

Hi All

British Airways base a B767 at Manchester to operate the JFK route.

G-BNWI has operated this flight since 01st August 2006 and is still operating it today 11th September daily.

Total days continuous so far 41 and still counting !!!

Can anyone beat that ?

Len
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louA340
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RE: Flight(Number) Operated By The Same Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:47 am

Ghana International has pretty much been using the same aircraft on their LGW - ACC flights since starting up.
The reason being they only have one aircraft in the fleet.  Silly Big grin  Silly Big grin  Silly Big grin  Silly
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RE: Flight(Number) Operated By The Same Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:23 am

When I was in SXM last November, out of the four days KLM flew in while I was there, PH-BFL operated there on all four days.

AF only flew either F-GLZT or F-GNIG into SXM in the 10 days I was there.

DeltaRules
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HBJZA
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RE: Flight(Number) Operated By The Same Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2006 3:19 pm

The charter airline African Safary Airways flies to MBA from LGW, VIE, BSL, FRA and MXP with their only A310. So all flights have been flown for years with the same metal. The same applies for Edelweiss Air as all long range are operated with their only A330 !
 
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RE: Flight(Number) Operated By The Same Aircraft

Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:25 pm

Quoting LouA340 (Reply 3):
Ghana International has pretty much been using the same aircraft on their LGW - ACC flights since starting up.

I'd beg to differ.

I have flown N930RD, N753NA and N526NA in service for Ghana International Airlines at various points during this year.


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Between January and August, GIA has utilised N930RD on 78.91% of flights, N526NA on 19.45% of flights and N753NA on 2.2% of flights.
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