Short Haul Routes operated by Wide Body Aircraft within Europe

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Short haul flights, operated by wide body aircraft, are a nice way to fly in business class and offer often lie-flat seats.

The difference between a narrow-body and a wide-body aircraft

A narrow-body aircraft has one single aisle, and the number of seats is between two and six abreast. The most known narrow-body aircraft are Airbus 220, 319, 320 or Boeing 737, Dash 8…

A wide-body aircraft is wide enough to accommodate two passenger aisles with seven or more seats abreast. The most known wide-body aircraft are Boeing 747, 777, 787 or the Airbus 380, 340, 330….

 

Wide-body routes within Europe

Some routes within Europe are operated by wide body aircraft, either by local carriers or due to a 5th freedom route. Most of these routes that are operated by wide body aircraft offer lie-flat or angled flat business class seats.

These short haul flights are usually of a great value if you redeem your miles, and sometimes they can be purchased at a low price. You get the full experience of a business class, which you typically only have on long haul flights.

Below you can find a list by airlines, in alphabetical order, that are offering such flights within Europe.

However, keep in mind that an airline can change the type of aircraft for a route, even on short notice, which would not entitle you to compensation.

For all the flights we advise you to check for the aircraft type before the booking as many of these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

 

Routes displayed are always between 2 cities, so outbound and inbound flights.

Aer Lingus

  • Dublin – Faro

Once a day by an A330.

Flight numbers: EI492 and EI498

  • Dublin – London

Daily, except for Sundays, by a A321LR with lie-flat seats.

Flight numbers: do change, check aircraft type.

  • Dublin – Malaga

Daily by an A330.

Flight numbers: EI580 and EI581.

 

Air Europa

  • Madrid – Amsterdam

Once a day by a B787.

Flight numbers: UX1091 and UX1098

  • Madrid – Barcelona

Daily, with except for Sundays, by a B787.

Flight numbers: UX7701, UX7703, UX7706 and UX7708

  • Madrid – Gran Canaria

Up to twice a day by a B787.

Flight numbers: do change, check aircraft type.

  • Madrid – Tenerife

Up to twice a day by a B787.

Flight numbers: do change, check aircraft type.

 

Air France

  • Paris CDG – Cairo

Daily by a B787 or B777

Flight numbers:  AF 570 and AF 567

  • Paris CDG – Tel Aviv

Twice a day

Flight number: AF 962, AF 984, AF 975 and AF 963.

 

British Airways

  • London – Moscow

Daily by a Boeing 787

Flight numbers: BA232 and BA237

  • London – Madrid

Daily by a Boeing 777

Check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

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Emirates

  • Larnaca – Malta

On Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, operated by a Boeing 777

Flight numbers: EK109 and EK110

 

Ethiopian Airlines

  • Stockholm – Oslo

Daily by a Boeing 787

Flight numbers: ET714 and ET715

  • Geneva – Manchester

Daily except for Wednesdays and Fridays by a 787.

Flight numbers: ET278 and ET279

  • Milan – Zurich

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays by a Boeing 787

Flight numbers: ET736 and ET737

 

Finnair

  • Helsinki – Amsterdam

Twice a day by an A350

Flight numbers: AY1301, AY1302, AY1305 and AY1306

  • Helsinki – London

Twice a day by an A350

Flight numbers: AY1331, AY1332, AY1337 and AY1338

  • Helsinki – Frankfurt

On Monday mornings, by an A350

Flight numbers: AY1411, AY1412

 

Iberia

  • Madrid – London

Daily, once or twice by an A330 or A350.

Flight numbers: IB3162, IB3166, IB3175 and IB3167

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Icelandair

Many short haul flights with wide body aircraft are available with Icelandair, however don't expect lie flat or angled flat seats.

  • Keflavik – London

Daily by a 757

Flights Number: FI450 and FI451

  • Keflavik – Amsterdam

Daily by a 767

Flights Number: FI500 and FI501

  • Keflavik – Paris

Daily by a 767

Flights Number: FI542 and FI543

  • Keflavik – Copenhagen

Up to 3 times a day.

Flights Number: FI204, FI205, FI208, FI209, FI216 and FI217

  • Keflavik – London

Daily by a 757

Flights Number: FI450 and FI451

 

Lufthansa

  • Frankfurt – Barcelona

On several days in February: 7th, 14th, 17th, 22th, 24th, 25th and 27th

Flight numbers: LH1128 and LH1129

 

Singapore Airlines

  • Milan – Barcelona

On Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Flight numbers: SQ378 and SQ377

 

TAP

  • Lisbon-London Heathrow

Up to twice a day but not every day, so check aircraft type.

Flight numbers: TP1352, TP1353, TP1367 and TP1356

 

Turkish Airlines

Many short haul flights with wide body aircraft are available with Turkish Airlines.

  • Istanbul – Amsterdam

A few times a day by an A330-200 (angled flat) or A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – Athens

A few times a day by an A330-200 (angled flat) or B777, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – Barcelona

A few times a day by an A330-200 (angled flat) or A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – Berlin

A few times a day by an A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – Dusseldorf

A few times a day by an A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – Frankfurt

A few times a day by an A330-200 (angled flat) or A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – Hamburg

Daily by an A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – Kiev

Two times a day by an A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – London Heathrow

A few times a day by an A350 or B777, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft

  • Istanbul – Madrid

A few times a day by an A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – Manchester

Two times a week by an A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – Milan

Daily by an A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – Munich

A few times a day by an A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – Paris

A few times a day by an A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – Rome

Daily  by an A330-200 (angled flat) or A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – Stockholm

Daily by an A330-200 (angled seats). Not during the winter.

  • Istanbul – Vienna

A few times a day by an A330-200 (angled flat) or A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft

  • Istanbul – Warsaw

On Saturdays by an A330-200 (angled flat)

 

If you know of any other short haul route operated by wide body aircraft, feel free to let us know.

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40 comments on “Short Haul Routes operated by Wide Body Aircraft within Europe

  1. tefef

    Icelandair fly their 767-300 aircraft from Keflavik to London Heathrow, Copenhagen, Tenerife, Paris, Amsterdam and numerous other destinations, daily.

    Reply
  2. Louis

    You can also fly edelweiss a330/340 in Europe:
    ZRH-PMI/PMI-ZRH every Monday (a330 in July/ August/ a340 in September-October) I think (may be canceled due to covid 19)

    Reply
    • premiumflights

      I would say aircraft with an s which shouldn’t be there.
      Apart from that, I hope that you could find some useful information ;).

      Reply

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