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Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:32 am

I was just wondering what route was flown by the most airlines? Perhaps LAX-NRT?
 
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:39 am

I know there are several airlines that fly LAX-HNL and SFO-HNL, but I have to think there are other routes with more airlines elsewhere in the world. If you count EWR/JFK as "NYC" and LHR/LGW/STN/LTN as "LON", then there are quite a few airlines flying the "NYC" to "LON" route. But I suspect you meant specific airports....
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:52 am

He's right-- you mean airport-pairs or cities?

As I recall you need 12+ airlines to be a contender.
 
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:01 am

Until UA quit LHR-JFK last year there were six airlines, AA, AI, BA, KU, UA and VS on this route.

Like LHR-JFK, LHR-HKG is operated today by five airlines, BA, CX, NZ, QF and VS with direct flights. And when you come to routes that are so long they (currently) require a stopover, like LHR-SYD, the number of operators increases significantly. With a necessary stopover anywhere between DXB and NRT all the airlines with a hub at or between these airports seem to either offer an LHR-SYD service or are applying to fly to SYD so they can offer such a service. Those currently offering a one-stop service include BA (via SIN), EK (via DXB), JL (via NRT), QF (via SIN), TG (via BKK) and VS (via HKG). They are likely to be joined by the likes of QR who have recently applied for rights.

Others may be able to add to the above list.
 
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:08 am

A quick check shows at 21 carriers flying ORD to LAX tomorrow. I didn't check if all of them are non-stops, but I suspect that would be a minimal issue. FWIW:

ANA, Air Canada, Air China International, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Asiana Airlines, bmi, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Eastern Airlines, Iberia, JAL, LOT - Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Qantas Airways, SAS, Thai Airways International, Turkish Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines.
 
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:13 am

I think EZE-GRU is a winner also with 7 airlines: JJ, RG, G3, AR, 4M, BA and LH.
EZE-SCL with 5: AC, AR, LA, G3 and AF.

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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:33 am

How about it-- are you counting just nonstop airlines, or just direct, or connecting too?
 
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:34 am

Check this out: LAX/NRT - 7
 
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:38 am

Quoting Rwessel (Reply 4):

That must include code shares I guess
 
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:44 am

Quoting Rwessel (Reply 4):

ANA, Air Canada, Air China International, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Asiana Airlines, bmi, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Eastern Airlines, Iberia, JAL, LOT - Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Qantas Airways, SAS, Thai Airways International, Turkish Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines.

One can argue that you can't logically count all of these since many of these carriers don't have fifth freedom rights, meaning that can't have passengers originate at ORD and terminate at LAX. For instance, you can't get a ticket to fly on Thai from ORD to LAX. However, the originator of the thread did not specify that you must be able to fly the route as a passenger, only the airline flies the route, so I guess they count. If not, you can only count AA and UA. Alaska does not serve ORD-LAX.
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:51 am

Quoting Rwessel (Reply 4):
A quick check shows at 21 carriers flying ORD to LAX tomorrow. I didn't check if all of them are non-stops, but I suspect that would be a minimal issue. FWIW:

ANA, Air Canada, Air China International, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Asiana Airlines, bmi, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Eastern Airlines, Iberia, JAL, LOT - Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Qantas Airways, SAS, Thai Airways International, Turkish Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines.

Are you sure that all these airlines actually fly between ORD and LAX. For example I believe that the ANA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Asiana, bmi, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, Thai and possibly the US Airways flights may all be code-shares on United Airways' flights and that none of them actually fly the route. Certainly it would be very unusual for non-American airlines to have rights on such a route and equally unusual for eleven members of the Star Alliance to operate the same route. Similarly I see a good representation of One World members including Cathay Pacific, Iberia and Qantas as well as American in the list. Again I suspect that these are code-shares and that only AA from this group actually flies this route.
 
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:51 am

Quoting KiwiinOz (Reply 8):
That must include code shares I guess

Yes, my mistake, these include a bunch of codeshares.
 
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:55 am

Quoting Skibum9 (Reply 9):
Quoting Rwessel (Reply 4):

ANA, Air Canada, Air China International, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Asiana Airlines, bmi, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Eastern Airlines, Iberia, JAL, LOT - Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Qantas Airways, SAS, Thai Airways International, Turkish Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines.

One can argue that you can't logically count all of these since many of these carriers don't have fifth freedom rights, meaning that can't have passengers originate at ORD and terminate at LAX. For instance, you can't get a ticket to fly on Thai from ORD to LAX. However, the originator of the thread did not specify that you must be able to fly the route as a passenger, only the airline flies the route, so I guess they count. If not, you can only count AA and UA. Alaska does not serve ORD-LAX.

Actually, I believe that most of these airlines do not physically fly this route at all but are part of the Star Alliance.
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:57 am

Quoting Richierich (Reply 1):
I know there are several airlines that fly LAX-HNL and SFO-HNL

LAX - HNL (7): Hawaiian - up to 3x daily, Northwest 1x, Continental 1x, Delta up to 2x, American up to 4x, United up to 5x, ATA up to 2x daily.

SFO - HNL (5): Hawaiian, Northwest, Delta, American, United

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[Edited 2007-02-28 02:00:09]
 
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:58 am

OK - so what is the tally?
EZE-GRU and LAX-NRT with 7 each? Is that the winner?
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:14 am

Quoting VV701 (Reply 3):
Those currently offering a one-stop service include BA (via SIN), EK (via DXB), JL (via NRT), QF (via SIN), TG (via BKK) and VS (via HKG). They are likely to be joined by the likes of QR who have recently applied for rights.

??? Only BA (via SIN), VS (via HKG) & QF (via SIN, BKK & HKG) offer direct, one stop service LHR-Oz. The stop is about 1.5 hours. All other airlines offer a one stop connecting flight with a stop of between about 2 hours and about 18 hours. Airlines offering one stop connecting flights LHR - SYD/MEL are SQ (SIN), TG(BKK), CX(HKG), KE(ICN), JL(NRT), EK(DXB), SA(JNB) and maybe OZ(ICN). GF & BI offer 2 stop, 1connection flights.

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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:31 am

One I can think of; MAH-BCN for the upcoming summer:

AeBal ... B717
Air Europa ... B738
Air Nostrum ... ATR72, DHC8, CRJ
ClickAir ... A320
Iberia ... MD87, MD88
Spanair ... MD82, MD83, MD87, F100(GIR Jet lease)
Vueling ... A320


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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:47 am

7 does seem to be the magic number at the moment:

BKK to SIN; all direct and bookable through Travelocity on Fridays:

LX
SK
CX
AY
TG
SQ
QF

+ there may also be some LCCs on this route that don't show up on Travelocity's website

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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:50 am

Quoting Continental123 (Thread starter):
Perhaps LAX-NRT?

Although at seven currently, I think they had far more carriers on this route a couple of years ago.

JL
NH
SQ
KE
MH
TG
RG
NW
UA (not sure about this)
DL
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:19 am

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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:27 am

KQ ~ BKK-HKG
ET ~ BKK-HKG
AI ~ BKK-HKG
CX ~ BKK-HKG
GF ~ BKK-HKG
UL ~ BKK-HKG
EK ~ BKK-HKG
CI ~ BKK-HKG
 
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:59 am

Quoting Buckieboy (Reply 17):
BKK to SIN; all direct and bookable through Travelocity on Fridays:

LX
SK
CX
AY
TG
SQ
QF

+ there may also be some LCCs on this route that don't show up on Travelocity's website

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since when did CX hv the right to fly BKK-SIN?!

HKG-BKK should be up the list there
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:03 pm

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 20):
KQ ~ BKK-HKG
ET ~ BKK-HKG
AI ~ BKK-HKG
CX ~ BKK-HKG
GF ~ BKK-HKG
UL ~ BKK-HKG
EK ~ BKK-HKG
CI ~ BKK-HKG

where is TG??

BKK - HKG is operated by 10 carriers with their own metals, who can beat that, please voice up!

TG, ET, CX, GF, UL, EK, CI, OX, AY, AI

[Edited 2007-02-28 04:06:30]
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:29 pm

Quoting YLWbased (Reply 22):

LOL how could I forget TG

Quoting YLWbased (Reply 22):
AY

This service will discontinue once AY start their direct service to HKG

Quoting YLWbased (Reply 21):
since when did CX hv the right to fly BKK-SIN?!

or QF for that matter.

Quoting YLWbased (Reply 22):
10 carriers with their own metals

you forgot KQ which makes it 11
 
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:38 pm

Quoting Ktachiya (Reply 18):
Quoting Continental123 (Thread starter):Perhaps LAX-NRT?
Although at seven currently, I think they had far more carriers on this route a couple of years ago.

JL
NH
SQ
KE
MH
TG
RG
NW
UA (not sure about this)
DL

You left out AA! Also, I don't think MH, TG, RG, or DL fly it with their own metal.
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:47 pm

LAX-LAS has quite a few:

AA
UA
DL
US
WN
NW

This might be the most competitive domestic route out there. This also neglects B6 down the road at LGB.
 
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:51 pm

Quoting Continental123 (Thread starter):
what route was flown



Quoting Timz (Reply 2):
As I recall you need 12+ airlines to be a contender

If we are talking current, or historical, the 12 number from memory seems to be the golden egg.

I have this supplemental map that once came with the OAG, showed all the routes in the U.S., along with the Airlines that flew them. I have a couple, the latest one being from 1971, and the busiest route was either WAS-NYC, or PHL-NYC.
Not knowing where it is at the moment, I'll try to remember the airlines on the WAS-NYC sector....a lot, or a good portion of these flights between the 2 metros were tags to other flights, such as SO: GSP-DCA-LGA, BN: DAL-MEM-DCA-JFK, TW: STL-DCA-JFK, DL: FLL-DCA-EWR, UA: LAX-IAD-JFK

AA
UA
TW
NA
SO
NC
AL
BN
DL
NE
NW
EA
MO

That would be 13.
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:18 pm

Quoting YLWbased (Reply 22):

You can add PK as well with its 2 weekly service
 
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:51 pm

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 23):
Quoting YLWbased (Reply 21):
since when did CX hv the right to fly BKK-SIN?!

or QF for that matter.

They have had the rights forever! They haven't operated it AFAIK in about 5 years. It used to be served by the FRA service which went SYD-SIN-BKK-FRA for quite sometime. QF also operated PER(I think)-SIN-BKK-HKG and PER-SIN-HKG-NRT for sometime also.

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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:11 pm

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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:07 pm

Quoting YLWbased (Reply 21):
since when did CX hv the right to fly BKK-SIN?!

CPA712/713 have been on the schedule for a long time.

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 20):
KQ ~ BKK-HKG
ET ~ BKK-HKG
AI ~ BKK-HKG
CX ~ BKK-HKG
GF ~ BKK-HKG
UL ~ BKK-HKG
EK ~ BKK-HKG
CI ~ BKK-HKG

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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:09 pm

SIN-CGK is also right up there, with 10 airlines serving the route using their own metal. SQ, GA, EK, QR, LH, AI, PR, Valuair, Adam Air and Lion Air all fly the SIN-CGK route.
 
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:28 pm

Quoting YLWbased (Reply 21):
since when did CX hv the right to fly BKK-SIN?!

Actually, CX has been operating that route for quite a while - with DC4s, Electras, Convair 880s and so on, up to date; it is actually one of its oldest routes.

My initial guess on this thread was BKK-HKG, but BKK-SIN and (as 9VSWA has just pointed out) SIN-CGK are right up there.
 
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:29 pm

Quoting FLFlyGuy (Reply 24):
You left out AA! Also, I don't think MH, TG, RG, or DL fly it with their own metal.

Yes, suprisingly they did. The reason being that 6 years ago on my way to YVR, I planned to fly through LAX. I was looking at MH, RG and I knew there was a DL flight.

Although only confined to ATL-NRT currently, DL used to fly Portland - Narita, and I think ATL (Maybe Portland) to NGO on their MD-11's. RG had the NRT-LAX-GRU flight that they were doing (4x a week on the MD-11). I don't know the frequency of MH but I think they flew KUL-NRT-LAX or something like that. Yes, AA but wasn't it more recent that they came in? I could be wrong with that one.

I also think PR had a similar route at one time but I might be wrong, MNL-NRT-LAX? No?
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:46 am

US Domestic goes to FLL-LGA
Thats 6 there
NK,DL,AA,US,B6,Airtran
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:01 am

Quoting FLLspoter (Reply 34):
US Domestic goes to FLL-LGA
Thats 6 there
NK,DL,AA,US,B6,Airtran

Except for the previously mentioned LAX-LAS and LAX-HNL (still considered domestic, right?)
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:17 am

How many airlines fly SYD-AKL?
 
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:52 am

Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 36):
How many airlines fly SYD-AKL?



Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 19):
AKL-SYD : NZ, QF, EK, LA, AR, DJ

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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:21 am

Quoting Richierich (Reply 35):
Except for the previously mentioned LAX-LAS and LAX-HNL (still considered domestic, right?)

It is domestic but no one operates it with domestc aircraft
DL uses 767
AA 757 and 767
hiwaiian 767 and 717
ua 767
anymore

And besides on FLL-LGA all those airlines haev at least 3X daily operations on that route

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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:43 am

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 32):
Quoting YLWbased (Reply 21):
since when did CX hv the right to fly BKK-SIN?!

Actually, CX has been operating that route for quite a while - with DC4s, Electras, Convair 880s and so on, up to date; it is actually one of its oldest routes.

Correct, CX has had a daily HKG-BKK-SIN flight for decades in addition to their HKG-SIN nonstops. It's currently a 744.
 
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:22 am

Quoting FLLspoter (Reply 38):
Quoting Richierich (Reply 35):Except for the previously mentioned LAX-LAS and LAX-HNL (still considered domestic, right?)
It is domestic but no one operates it with domestc aircraft

and your point is...

Quoting Continental123 (Thread starter):
I was just wondering what route was flown by the most airlines? Perhaps LAX-NRT?

That's all he wanted to know
 
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:14 pm

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 16):
One I can think of; MAH-BCN for the upcoming summer:

AeBal ... B717
Air Europa ... B738
Air Nostrum ... ATR72, DHC8, CRJ
ClickAir ... A320
Iberia ... MD87, MD88
Spanair ... MD82, MD83, MD87, F100(GIR Jet lease)
Vueling ... A320

But Air Nostrum and Aebal operates these flights under IB and JK IATA code...

I find a route operated by 10 airlines...  Big grin

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6. Maxjet = 762.
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:07 am

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 32):
My initial guess on this thread was BKK-HKG, but BKK-SIN and (as 9VSWA has just pointed out) SIN-CGK are right up there.

As you said, the number of carriers between BKK-HKG and BKK-SIN are pretty close. I wonder which city pairs has more daily flights? I think that BKK-HKG has more heavies operating as opposed to BKK-SIN. TG, I think utilizes 2 743(4)s daily on that route whereas TG uses only A300s on their BKK-SIN route.
 
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:43 am

From the archive... RE: Cities Connected By The Most Carriers (by KEno Nov 19 2004 in Civil Aviation)

Back in Nov 2004 the Top 4 routes were as below, but things have changed since.

BKK-SIN (13)
BKK-HKG (12)
CGK-SIN (11)
CGK-KUL (11)
 
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:51 am

I think it's worth mentioning Iranian domestic routes here. I think Tehran-Mashhad and Tehran-Kish would be right up there. Tehran to Mashhad includes daily schedules by Iranair (A300, 727, F100), Iran Aseman (727, F100), Saha (707), Eram (Tu 154), Caspian (Tu 154), Aria (Tu 154), Iran Air Tours (Tu 154), Mahan (A300, A310, MD80) and possibly others. Airline come and go based on the going rate for a Tu 154 with some Russian pilots (cabin crew are Iranian), these are the long standing regulars. The aviation scene there is incredibly diverse. Mashhad has flights from Tehran like, 11.40, 11.50, 12.25, 12.30, 12.50 etc, and each one is a different airline. The departures board in the domestic terminal at Mehrabad is one of the wonders of commercial aviation (and not least cos when you see a flight with a code of "IRZ", it's a 707).
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:56 am

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 44):
I think it's worth mentioning Iranian domestic routes here. I think Tehran-Mashhad and Tehran-Kish would be right up there. Tehran to Mashhad includes daily schedules by Iranair (A300, 727, F100), Iran Aseman (727, F100), Saha (707), Eram (Tu 154), Caspian (Tu 154), Aria (Tu 154), Iran Air Tours (Tu 154), Mahan (A300, A310, MD80) and possibly others. Airline come and go based on the going rate for a Tu 154 with some Russian pilots (cabin crew are Iranian), these are the long standing regulars. The aviation scene there is incredibly diverse. Mashhad has flights from Tehran like, 11.40, 11.50, 12.25, 12.30, 12.50 etc, and each one is a different airline. The departures board in the domestic terminal at Mehrabad is one of the wonders of commercial aviation (and not least cos when you see a flight with a code of "IRZ", it's a 707).

Who knew?! Thanks for the input. That would not have been a city pair I would have thought of.
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:07 am

Quoting Himmat01 (Reply 29):
BOM-DEL

Air India
Indian
Jet Airways
Air Sahara
Air Deccan
Kingfisher Airlines
Spice Jet
Go Air
Indigo Airlines

= Bombay - Delhi also has service by Air India Express which makes it 10 airlines. 11 if you count Indus Air with same aircraft immediate connection.

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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:08 am

Montevideo - Buenos Aires air shuttle with up to 30 one way freqs during high season peak, today there are 16 daily flights between MVD and EZE/AEP.

Routes flown by:

PU, AR, PZ, AA, UA, UV
 
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:08 am

Quoting Richierich (Reply 45):
Who knew?! Thanks for the input. [Tehran-Mashhad] would not have been a city pair I would have thought of.

Indeed. Check out this INCREDIBLE trip report / article about the (yes) Saha 707 by Jan Koppen, you'll see halfway down, there's a pic of the departures board showing all flying ops suspended in the immediate aftermath of the Iran Air Tours 945 disaster. A tragic and disturbing sight, but it gives you an idea of the diversity of the airlines on the route to Mashhad. (The last one on that screen, the 14.30, was the Saha 707.)

(And do read the whole thing, I was with Jan on the day and on the Saha seven-oh, it's a superb bit of writing.)
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
 
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RE: Most Airlines On A Single Route?

Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:35 am

Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 41):
But Air Nostrum and Aebal operates these flights under IB and JK IATA code...

I find a route operated by 10 airlines...

They are still technically different companies and seperate airlines though Wink


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