airmale
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Longest A310 Route?

Thu Sep 14, 2000 9:46 pm

was it PIAs service from Karachi to Toronto? SQ to Dubai? JM to London? AI to South Africa?
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Airbus A3XX
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RE: Longest A310 Route?

Thu Sep 14, 2000 10:41 pm

How about Aeroflot Russian Airlines A310 Moscow to Hong Kong?
 
VH-OJO
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RE: Longest A310 Route?

Thu Sep 14, 2000 11:15 pm

Perhaps CSA 310 flight from Prague (PRG) to Bangkok (BKK), although now with a stop in Abu Dhabi.
 
kaitak
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RE: Longest A310 Route?

Fri Sep 15, 2000 1:45 am

I think Airbus 3XX wins this one - correct airline, but Tokyo - Moscow (4,653 mi) is longer and the airline now operates on the Osaka-Moscow route again - shorter than Tokyo, but longer than HK.

My guess would have been THY's Jo'burg-Istanbul service, but that's considerably shorter at just over 4,100 miles.

I think the longest EVER A310 service would have been Wardair's (REMEMBER THEM!) London-Vancouver, which was just over 4,700 miles.
 
IndianGuy
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RE: Longest A310 Route?

Fri Sep 15, 2000 2:47 am

Well, AI did operate a service from BOM/DEL to MAN (UK) for some time using A310's. Does that count? isnt that around 9 hrs?
 
sydneysider
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RE: Longest A310 Route?

Fri Sep 15, 2000 3:05 am

HF´s HAJ-Puerto Plata is also 9,5 hrs, but I´m not sure, if it´s still non-stop. Maybe there´s now a fuelstop at Gander, Canada. Does somebody know more about this?Thanks
 
Federico
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RE: Longest A310 Route?

Fri Sep 15, 2000 3:23 am

Here's another one...I did this a couple of times with Aerolineas Argentinas when they had the A310...

5253 miles Buenos Aires-New York about 10 1/2 hours

and also they used to fly it non-stop to Mexico City - 4565 miles

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RE: Longest A310 Route?

Fri Sep 15, 2000 3:51 am

AI never operated non-stop betweem SA and India. The flights were operated BOM-DAR-DUR-JNB.

Also, MAN was served through FCO - the routing was BOM-DEL-FCO-MAN.

When AI served LHR with A310s, they routed MAA-KWI-LHR

The longest sector AI has operated with A310 is probably DEL-KIX (operated briefly right before the HKG handover when HKG traffic warranted its own 747 rather than a combined DEL-HKG-KIX flight).

Also, AI has operated BLR-PER with A310s (for less than a month - the service was then modified to BLR-SIN-PER). Not sure if that is longer than the DEL-KIX route.
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airmale
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RE: Longest A310 Route?

Fri Sep 15, 2000 4:18 am

stops included.
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cba
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RE: Longest A310 Route?

Fri Sep 15, 2000 6:38 am

I was on an Air France flight from IAH to CDG in an A310. 10 hours, 5035 miles. Nonstop.
 
jm-airbus320
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RE: Longest A310 Route?

Fri Sep 15, 2000 10:38 am

Well one of the longest was Air Jamaica's MBJ-LHR but without a doubt the longest would have been Aerolinas Argentine's Buenos Aires to Kennedy flight. Non stop i might add.
 
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RE: Longest A310 Route?

Fri Sep 15, 2000 12:25 pm

BTW, word has it that AI might operate A310s BOM-DEL-CDG-ORD to supplement the 744 service through LHR. That would make some pretty damn long ETOPS flights!  
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Kuba74
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RE: Longest A310 Route?

Fri Sep 15, 2000 2:56 pm

Perharps ROYAL A310 on their european routes?