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world shortest jetroutes

Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:32 pm

What are world's shortest jet routes? I heard about a short vienna flight in e170 but still wondering if there are more routes like this.

Any inputs?
 
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Re: world shortest jetroutes

Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:36 pm

 
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Re: world shortest jetroutes

Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:21 pm

I guess by comparison, DHL and FedEx flights between Sint Maarten (SXM) and Saint Martin (SFG) -- which is six miles -- is a great distance. :)
 
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Re: world shortest jetroutes

Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:26 pm

Yes but that's with the caravan. Not with a jet
 
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Re: world shortest jetroutes

Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:26 pm

I remember when Air Wisconsin flew United express BDR-HVN-ORD. BDR-HVN is 16 miles. The BAE-146 was used and since HVN had longer runways, BDR was a one stop to ORD.
 
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Re: world shortest jetroutes

Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:25 pm

embraer175e2 wrote:
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/31/aviation/world-shortest-air-routes/


That's a good read, but the shortest route in North America (not talking jets here...sorry a bit off topic) is not the new Niagara-Toronto Island flight at 52km.

Island Express out in BC operates Abbotsford-Boundary Bay up to 2x/day and it's 47km. There may be others that are even shorter...again but not a jet route.

In Canada, YOW-YUL is usually the shortest jet route at 152km. AC have operated YYJ-YVR, but not at the present time.
 
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Re: world shortest jetroutes

Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:25 pm

Brazzaville Maya Maya (BZV)-Kinshasa N'djili (FIH) must be one of the shortest at 26 km/14 nm. The route is flown with 737s.
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:53 pm

Alaska flies Wrangell to Petersburg...31 miles....Sitka to Juneau....96 miles....with 737's
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:15 pm

IAH-BPT is a whopping 79 miles.
IAH-EFD is an agonizing 28 miles.

Both of these have been flown by Continental Express Emb-135/145s. Today, IAH to Beaumont service is provided by an internal combustion-powered Groundbus. :)
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Re: world shortest jetroutes

Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:45 pm

embraer175e2 wrote:
What are world's shortest jet routes? I heard about a short vienna flight in e170 but still wondering if there are more routes like this

Any inputs?


I just read that Viennaline have only this week cancelled the 21km short hop to Friedrichshafen on their E170 which I think was launched very recently. So we are looking for a new candidate for the shortest flight!
 
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Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:34 pm

United is beginning SFO - Santa Rosa service starting June 8 in a CR2. 64 miles.
The theory is that folks flying from outside the Bay Area will use the connection to get to wine country faster. (Can't imagine anyone living in the Bay Area taking the flight).
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Re: world shortest jetroutes

Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:09 am

Loganiair's service from WRY to PPW is 2.8km between two of the Orkney Islands in Scotland.

There's a 2:01 minute video of the whole flight here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q08N2b-FBng
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Re: world shortest jetroutes

Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:49 am

Andypp wrote:
Loganiair's service from WRY to PPW is 2.8km between two of the Orkney Islands in Scotland.

There's a 2:01 minute video of the whole flight here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q08N2b-FBng


I wouldn't call the Islander a jet aircraft though.
 
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Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:11 pm

jumpjets wrote:
I just read that Viennaline have only this week cancelled the 21km short hop to Friedrichshafen on their E170 which I think was launched very recently. So we are looking for a new candidate for the shortest flight!

Yes that is correct, People's Viennaline's ACH-FDH flight (13 miles, international and overwater) will be discontinued in less than 2 weeks, last day of operation will be April 14. This was enough reason for me to book it for next Thursday as I live nearby and I always wanted to do this flight. It's very cheap too. So if you want to experience this, now is the time to do it!
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Re: world shortest jetroutes

Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:29 am

My shortest flights:

DL ATL-AGS M80
DL AGS-SAV M80
US AVL-CLT 733
DL AVL-ATL 732

The last flight of the day from Atlanta to Savannah made a stop in Augusta, Georgia to pick up and drop off passengers. The other flights were all nonstop. It was cool to fly two domestic segments (under the same flight number) within Georgia on a larger plane versus a commuter/propeller plane!
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Re: world shortest jetroutes

Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:11 pm

A couple of other short ones I've done, both on the same trip as it happens.
CLT-CAE on American Eagle CRJ7. 88 miles
PHL-LGA on American Eagle E175. 95 miles

Dominion301 wrote:
AC have operated YYJ-YVR, but not at the present time.


They do quite regularly though. Just last week they had a few CRJ subsitutions. 39 miles.
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Re: world shortest jetroutes

Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:44 pm

IPFreely wrote:
Alaska flies Wrangell to Petersburg...31 miles....Sitka to Juneau....96 miles....with 737's


And at 50km, that not only is another route that beats Niagara-Toronto, but is on jet aircraft to boot! YQQ-YBL at 39km is even shorter still, but is on SF3 and BE1 props.

fbgdavidson wrote:
A couple of other short ones I've done, both on the same trip as it happens.
CLT-CAE on American Eagle CRJ7. 88 miles
PHL-LGA on American Eagle E175. 95 miles

Dominion301 wrote:
AC have operated YYJ-YVR, but not at the present time.


They do quite regularly though. Just last week they had a few CRJ subsitutions. 39 miles.


True but those are subs. At one time there was mainline daily on it.

Gone are the days of mainline UA flying SFO-OAK.
 
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Re: world shortest jetroutes

Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:26 am

Dominion301 wrote:
Island Express out in BC operates Abbotsford-Boundary Bay up to 2x/day and it's 47km.

OK, I'm sorry, but I have to ask ... Abbotsford to Boundary Bay? What is that market for that one?
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Re: world shortest jetroutes

Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:45 am

i think in my case was LBU-BKI (70 miles) on a MH 737-400
 
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Re: world shortest jetroutes

Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:00 pm

ACDC8 wrote:
Dominion301 wrote:
Island Express out in BC operates Abbotsford-Boundary Bay up to 2x/day and it's 47km.

OK, I'm sorry, but I have to ask ... Abbotsford to Boundary Bay? What is that market for that one?


People that have the $ to avoid GVA traffic...the one-way fare is comparable to what a cab ride would cost. Also, Boundary Bay is a pit stop before hopping over to points on Vancouver Island. Clearly there's enough of a market for it to exist.
 
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Sun May 14, 2017 9:53 pm

WN GRR-MDW 737 25 minute flight
 
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Mon May 15, 2017 1:07 am

Shortest I've flown is DTW-CLE on Dl Connection CR9s at 98 miles. Its sometimes mainline too
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Re: world shortest jetroutes

Tue May 16, 2017 9:42 pm

This is going back a bit, but I have a TWA timetable from 1980 that shows one daily flight from FLL-MIA which is 47 miles. It continued on to STL.
 
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Fri May 19, 2017 12:35 pm

Delta was flying MIA-FLL as a tag into the early 2000s i believe... don't know when exactly that stopped... they even flew it with 767-400s at one point (and L1011s for many years).
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Re: world shortest jetroutes

Fri May 19, 2017 1:31 pm

fbgdavidson wrote:
A couple of other short ones I've done, both on the same trip as it happens.
CLT-CAE on American Eagle CRJ7. 88 miles
PHL-LGA on American Eagle E175. 95 miles


AA Eagle also operates jets (CR2) on PHL-ABE. That's 55 miles (89km) !!!

Shortest in Germany, after the termination of the infamous Friedrichshafen-Altenrhein flight, is MUC-NUE at 85 miles (137km). Operated multiple times daily with a mix of LH mainline A319 and LH Cityline E190/CR9s.
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Re: world shortest jetroutes

Sat May 20, 2017 1:50 am

Shortest flight I've made was just under 40 miles from Gibraltar to Tangier on a BA 737. Think Royal Air Maroc flies the route these days.
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Re: world shortest jetroutes

Sat May 20, 2017 7:35 am

Bostrom wrote:
Brazzaville Maya Maya (BZV)-Kinshasa N'djili (FIH) must be one of the shortest at 26 km/14 nm. The route is flown with 737s.


Is this a scheduled operation? Airline?
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Re: world shortest jetroutes

Sat May 20, 2017 9:12 am

BawliBooch wrote:
Bostrom wrote:
Brazzaville Maya Maya (BZV)-Kinshasa N'djili (FIH) must be one of the shortest at 26 km/14 nm. The route is flown with 737s.


Is this a scheduled operation? Airline?


As far as I know, yes. Asky flies between the cities a few times per week.

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