There are not many places in the world where turboprops are popular. Because of reduced range, they compete with ground transport (car, bus, rail ). It is only when this transport is not efficient that turbos have a chance : interisland, over jungle, countries with poor road infrastructure....
I think it's more fact than opinion. Care to count the number of turboprops operating for those airlines that you posted (BA, AF, AI, etc), compared to their respective jet fleets?
I think that's a pretty strong fact isn't it? You will be very hard pressed to find an airline around the world where turboprops outnumber jets, except as he pointed out in places where ground transport is not efficient.
My bad - I forgot that this site is populated
by many for whom english is not their first language, and others who can see the same words written but interpret them differently. (And I'm not even saying my interpretation is correct either)
However, you appear to have selected the definition based on numbers. And indeed you are correct. But also by your interpretation Concorde was not very popular
- there were only ever 14 of them in commercial service. Good luck selling the "fact" that Concorde wasn't very popular.
But before we get too bogged down, it wasn't even the word "popular" that I was challenging. The offending paragraph went on to say...
It is only when this transport (car, bus, rail) is not efficient that turbos have a chance
The clear implication is that pax will jump on a jet as an alternative to high speed rail, or miles of 6-lane highway, but that they would baulk at a turboprop. I query that.
And isn't it ironic that every single one of those images that you posted are in an island and quite possibly flying an inter-island route. The ones that have a caption are all flying inter-island routes. It doesn't get more factual than that.
Yes, my bad (again). On the one hand I am pleased you took the effort to examine the lovely photos, and on the other I am gutted that you caught me out. Good work. Especially concerning the Jetstream serving the remote welsh "island" of Anglesey
In reality at least three of the photos were of intra
-island flights. But what of it anyway? Between the UK and Eire there are both a/c types available - mostly jets (737 & A320), plus some turboprops (ATR & Dash8). Turboprops can compete even on a level playing field, so what exactly is your point?
With only about one photo in 50 carrying any flight details, I struggled a bit to prove purely mainland turboprop flights even exist, but just for you....
Tarom, Bucharest-Budapest...…...CSA Czech, Strasbourg - Prague...………. LOT, Warsaw-Budapest.
SAS, Ronneby-Stockholm (¹)…………., Austrian, Innsbruck - Frankfurt...……….. Luxair, LUX-FRA
And lord knows what routing this one was on.
(¹) If you are a fan of trivia, you may well query if the SAS ATR72 was benefiting by flying a route across a difficult Swedish landscape.
Not so! Ronneby is very well connected to Stockholm via the E22 highway.
Actually, the E22 highway also connects Ronneby to Holyhead (on Holy Island, off the "island" of Anglesey mentioned earlier), also Manchester, Amsterdam, Lubeck, Riga, MKAD (Moscow's M25), Ekaterinburg and Tyumen (which I believe is somewhere in Asia) It's a miracle! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_route_E22
Nothing to see here; move along please.