nickbbu
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Shortest Low-cost Route?

Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:37 am

Do you know very short routes operated by LCC?... since these routes are quite unusual for the low-cost business model.

Examples (in Europe):
Menorca - Palma, Air Berlin, 132 km
Ibiza - Palma, Air Berlin, 139 km
Belfast - Glasgow, EasyJet, 167 km
Belfast - Liverpool, EasyJet, 244 km
Dublin - Cork, Ryanair, 247 km

Can you give me any other examples?
I’m looking for the shortest route possible… you take off, reach the designated flight level for a couple of minutes... and then prepare to land… so basically just a short hop between 2 cities.

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RE: Shortest Low-cost Route?

Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:36 pm

Frankfurt-Munich, TUIfly.com 301km
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RE: Shortest Low-cost Route?

Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:45 am

Southwest has Jacksonville-Tampa, Orlando-Ft.Myers, and Tampa-West Palm Beach. I am sure there are more, but that's off the top of my head.
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RE: Shortest Low-cost Route?

Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:23 am

B6 has JFK - ACK, that is fairly short as well.
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RE: Shortest Low-cost Route?

Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:47 am

Jet4u wanted to fly between LGG-CRL, but only as a stop before going back to Casablanca. Yet the Walloon government forbid them to fly this short hop of 89kms. I think they only fly CAS-CRL now.
 
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RE: Shortest Low-cost Route?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:11 pm

What about Jersey to Guernsey, thats a short hop by rockhopper I think?
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RE: Shortest Low-cost Route?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:35 pm

IAH-BPT is 69 NM
IAH-AUS is 105NM
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RE: Shortest Low-cost Route?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:47 pm

IAH-BPT only 65NM. Which aircraft is used on this route
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RE: Shortest Low-cost Route?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:21 pm

VLC-IBZ: 174km/94nm

operated by Vueling.
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RE: Shortest Low-cost Route?

Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:45 am

Quoting B747forever (Reply 7):
IAH-BPT only 65NM. Which aircraft is used on this route

It is 69 NM from airport to airport....CO Express used to fly it with E145's or E135's around 5-6 times a day....now I think it is all done CO Connection with Colgan SF34's, might still be an RJ a time or to each day.

Back in the mid 80's CO flew a B721 and DC9's from IAH-BPT, some would go on to BTR others return to IAH.
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RE: Shortest Low-cost Route?

Mon Jun 18, 2007 3:42 am

Ryanair's flight from Stansted to Newquay (in Cornwall, SW England) must be on the list.
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RE: Shortest Low-cost Route?

Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:51 pm

PIK-LDY. FR. 93NM without any turning according to Great Circle Mapper.
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RE: Shortest Low-cost Route?

Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:25 am

I would say Air Southwest between Plymouth and Newquay must rank amongst the very shortest LCC routes  Smile
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RE: Shortest Low-cost Route?

Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:27 am

I wouldn't call WOW a LCC.
 
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RE: Shortest Low-cost Route?

Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:59 am

Quoting Richardw (Reply 13):
I wouldn't call WOW a LCC.

Why not? Just because they don't operate a jet? a very small LCC, but an LCC nevertheless.
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RE: Shortest Low-cost Route?

Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:47 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 14):
Why not? Just because they don't operate a jet? a very small LCC, but an LCC nevertheless.

Indeed, LCC doesn't always mean low prices! The PLH-NQY route can be picked up for about £30 most days right up until the flight leaves, although that is only available on one flight a day.


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RE: Shortest Low-cost Route?

Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:01 pm

Quoting Nickbbu (Thread starter):
Do you know very short routes operated by LCC?... since these routes are quite unusual for the low-cost business model.

I'm not sure I agree with this. WN thrives on the short-haul flights; for a long time, they were WN's bread and butter. On that note...


JAX-TPA: 291 km
TPA-PBI: 281 km
BNA-BHM: 284 km
HOU-AUS: 239 km
IND-MDW: 261 km
AMA-LBB: 171 km
ALB-ISP 225 km
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RE: Shortest Low-cost Route?

Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:12 pm

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 16):
I'm not sure I agree with this. WN thrives on the short-haul flights; for a long time, they were WN's bread and butter. On that note...


JAX-TPA: 291 km
TPA-PBI: 281 km
BNA-BHM: 284 km
HOU-AUS: 239 km
IND-MDW: 261 km
AMA-LBB: 171 km
ALB-ISP 225 km

Add to that list GEG-SEA (224 km), GEG-PDX (279 km) and GEG-BOI (287 km). I'm sure there are many others.
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