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Biman Bangladesh 777-300ER
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Globally, the average length of a Boeing 777 non-stop flight in April is 3,378 miles (5,436 km), according to the latest OAG data. Not surprisingly, that is greater than the 3,000 miles (4,828 km) considered long-haul. What about the world’s shortest Triple 7 flights in April?

The world’s shortest 777 flights

The five shortest scheduled passenger flights in April are shown in the following table. To qualify, each route must be bookable and counts even if it has just one 777 flight. The need to be bookable is why Air France’s very short Freetown-Conakry leg, part of a triangular routing with Paris CDG, doesn’t feature. If it were bookable, it’d be the world’s joint-second shortest, at 72 miles (116 km).

Flights as part of a wider routing are crucial. Indeed, three are fifth-freedoms, while another stops en route within its own country. The sole exception is Qatar Airways from Doha to Dammam, which simply operates there and back.

The table


Miles (km)

Shortest block (either direction)


Airline (aircraft)


Find flights


62 (100)

30 minutes

Antigua-St Kitts

British Airways (777-200ER)

Twice-weekly; routes Gatwick-Antigua-St Kitts-Antigua-Gatwick

Click here for Antigua-St Kitts flights


72 (116)

45 minutes


Ethiopian Airlines (777-200LR)

Just one 777 flight (April 13th) routing Addis Ababa-Douala-Malabo-Addis Ababa. Two flights (April 5th, 8th) routing Addis-Malabo-Douala-Addis. All other flights are by the 787

Click here for Douala-Malabo flights


121 (194)

40 minutes


Biman Bangladesh (777-300ER)

Mondays on Dhaka-Sylhet; Thursdays and Fridays in the other direction. All bookable flights are part of a longer trip, for example, Dhaka-Sylhet-Jeddah-Sylhet-Dhaka

Click here for Dhaka-Sylhet flights


131 (212)

50 minutes

St Lucia-Grenada

British Airways (777-200ER)

Three weekly; routes Gatwick-St Lucia-Grenada-St Lucia-Gatwick

Click here for St Lucia-Grenada flights


140 (225)

1 hour


Qatar Airways (777-300ER)

Just one 777 flight (April 29th)

Click here for Doha-Dammam flights















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British Airways Boeing 777-236(ER) G-VIIB

Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying.

British Airways: Antigua-St Kitts

At just 62 miles (100 km), the world’s shortest 777 route is British Airways between Antigua and St Kitts and Nevis. Operating on Wednesdays and Saturdays, the 777-200ER’s complete schedule is as follows:

  • Gatwick-Antigua: BA2157, 10:00-13:35 (8h 35m block time)
  • Antigua-St Kitts: BA2157, 14:35-15:20 (45 minutes)
  • St Kitts-Antigua: BA2256, 16:50-17:20 (30 minutes)
  • Antigua-Gatwick: BA2256, 18:30-07:30+1 (8h)
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BA2256 St Kitts to Antigua

According to Flightradar24, the St Kitts-Antigua leg has a typical flight time of between 19 and 21 minutes. On March 11th, for example, it took off late at 18:05 and arrived at 18:26, cruising at 7,000 feet for about three minutes before beginning to descend.

A look at Qatar Airways

The 140 miles (225 km) between Doha and Dammam sees a vast array of Qatar Airways aircraft in April: the A320, A350-900, A330-200, A350-1000, 787-8 – and one flight by the 777-300ER.

On April 29th, QR1162 leaves Doha at 18:50 and arrives at 19:50. After 90 minutes on the ground, QR1163 departs at 21:20 and arrives back at 22:20, in time to feed the carrier’s biggest departure bank across Asia-Pacific and Africa. It also feeds its second-biggest bank to Europe, North America, and the broader Middle East.

What is the shortest 777 flight you’ve flown? Let us know in the comments.

Source: simpleflying.com

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