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What Is The Shortest Wide-body Scheduled Flight?

Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:08 pm

I've just booked myself on Sri Lankan (UL) for Colombo(CMB) to Hambantota(HRI), and the flight time shown on my ticket is 35mins operated by an A343. I know that low cost carrier MIHIN LANKA also operates 1x daily A343 on the same route that departs 20mins behind the UL flight.



I wonder are there any shorter SCHEDULED commercial route under 35mins that are operated by widebodies anywhere in the world?

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RE: What Is The Shortest Wide-body Scheduled Fligh

Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:12 pm

There are a few asian airlines that fly say PEK-ATH-LHR (or something like that)
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RE: What Is The Shortest Wide-body Scheduled Fligh

Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:13 pm

Quoting AS737MAX (Reply 1):
There are a few asian airlines that fly say PEK-ATH-LHR (or something like that)

ATH-LHR is waaaaay longer than 35mins.

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RE: What Is The Shortest Wide-body Scheduled Fligh

Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:19 pm

I stand corrected. And Air china flies to MUC from ATH, not LHR. But it's nowhere close to CMB-HRI
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RE: What Is The Shortest Wide-body Scheduled Fligh

Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:19 pm

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/E...1/history/20140107/1140Z/FZAA/FCBB

ET831 FIH-BZV, ranges from 0:09-0:12 in duration, 26km. Operated by a 763.
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RE: What Is The Shortest Wide-body Scheduled Fligh

Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:27 pm

Quoting HOONS90 (Reply 4):
ET831 FIH-BZV, ranges from 0:09-0:12 in duration, 26km. Operated by a 763.

why, just why???

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RE: What Is The Shortest Wide-body Scheduled Fligh

Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:43 pm

Quoting YLWbased (Reply 5):
Quoting HOONS90 (Reply 4):
ET831 FIH-BZV, ranges from 0:09-0:12 in duration, 26km. Operated by a 763.

why, just why???

I believe it's because there is no quick/easy way to cross the river between them, making it profitable enough for ET to operate the tag-on (or maybe just extra stop on a triangle route, I'm not sure.)

Not to mention that they're in different countries, meaning an extra customs stop for some PAX if ET only flew to one of the cities.
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RE: What Is The Shortest Wide-body Scheduled Fligh

Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:52 pm

BA flies ANU-SKB with the Boeing 777, 54nm with 30min flight time. Didn't think it was bookable but it is...
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RE: What Is The Shortest Wide-body Scheduled Fligh

Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:38 pm

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 7):
BA flies ANU-SKB with the Boeing 777, 54nm with 30min flight time. Didn't think it was bookable but it is...

BA has a few other very short widebody sectors with 5th freedom rights. A couple that come to mind:

BAH-DOH (777), 79 nm, block time 50 min.
UVF-GND (Grenada) (777), 114 nm, block time 50 min.
 
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RE: What Is The Shortest Wide-body Scheduled Fligh

Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:27 am

Quoting YLWbased (Thread starter):
I know that low cost carrier MIHIN LANKA also operates 1x daily A343 on the same route that departs 20mins behind the UL flight.

No, it's the SAME flight: Mihin Lanka MJ2818 Airbus Industrie A340-300 Operated by Srilankan Airlines
 
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RE: What Is The Shortest Wide-body Scheduled Fligh

Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:03 pm

Quoting debonair (Reply 9):

Quoting YLWbased (Thread starter):
I know that low cost carrier MIHIN LANKA also operates 1x daily A343 on the same route that departs 20mins behind the UL flight.

No, it's the SAME flight: Mihin Lanka MJ2818 Airbus Industrie A340-300 Operated by Srilankan Airlines

   Mihin Lanka only have A320s.
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RE: What Is The Shortest Wide-body Scheduled Fligh

Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:11 pm

Quoting airtrainer (Reply 10):
Mihin Lanka only have A320s.

I am sorry, but don't forget the A321:

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RE: What Is The Shortest Wide-body Scheduled Fligh

Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:49 am

A look at the Nov. 2013 edition of Airline Route Mapper reveals, in addition to some mentioned above, these very short flights (no guarantees on the accuracy):

BON - CUR (46 miles), operated by a KL 330 and an OR 763 (among other airlines). Arkefly also operates
a 763 on AUA - CUR (74 miles).

PUJ - SDQ (86 miles), operated by an AF 744.

DLA - SSG (71 miles), operated by an AF 772 and an ET 763.

CCJ - COK (74 miles), operated by an AI 744.

CAN - HKG (84 miles), served by a KA 333.

But yes, FIH - BZV is the clear winner!

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