The Shortest Routes on a Dash 8 Turboprop

Jul 6, 2019

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What’s the world’s shortest “Dash 8” flight?

Earlier this week we showed you the longest airline routes flown by the De Havilland Canada Dash 8 turboprop, so now it’s time to look at the shortest.

The routes, compiled by flight-data firm OAG, showed the shortest regularly scheduled Dash 8 flights around the world that operate at least once a week as of July 22.

The very shortest one is measured in single-digit mileage! Scroll down for the full top (or should we say, bottom) 10:

The shortest routes flown by Dash 8 planes.
The shortest routes flown by Dash 8 planes.
  1. Kitadaito, Japan (KTD) – Minamidaito, Japan (MMD), Ryukyu Air Commuter, 8 miles
  2. Jersey (JER) – Guernsey (GCI), Flybe, 24 miles
  3. Vancouver, British Columbia (YVR) – Nanaimo Cassidy, British Columbia (YCD), Air Canada and WestJet 32 miles
  4. Vancouver, British Columbia (YVR) – Victoria, British Columbia (YYJ), Air Canada and WestJet, 39 miles
  5. Miyako, Japan (MMY) – Tarama, Japan (TRA), Ryukyu Air Commuter, 39 miles
  6. Luxembourg (LUX) – Saarbrücken, Germany (SCN), Luxair, 49 miles
  7. Terceira Island, Portugal (TER) – Graciosa Island, Portugal (GRW), SATA Air Açores, 55 miles
  8. Almaty, Kazakhstan (ALA) – Tamchy, Kyrgyzstan (IKU), Qazaq Air, 55 miles
  9. Terceira Island, Portugal (TER) – São Jorge Island, Portugal (SJZ), SATA Air Acores, 58 miles
  10. Okinawa, Japan (OKA) – Kume Jima, Japan (UEO), Ryukyu Air Commuter, 58 miles

Source: OAG. Data looked at all regularly scheduled airline flights operating at least once a week during the week of July 22. Some flights may be operated for regional affiliates under the name of larger mainline carriers.

The article has been updated with the correct spelling of Terceira Island.

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