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 lie-flat seats in business class.

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 usually 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, you should always keep in mind that an airline can change the type of aircraft for a route, even on short notice which would not entitle you for compensation. Especially now with the Covid-19 situation this could happen from time to time.

 

Aeroflot

  • Amsterdam – Moscow

Daily by an A330 (angled seats).

Flight numbers: SU 2550 & SU 2551

  • Moscow – Tenerife

Daily by an A330 (angled seats), during the winter 4 times a week.

Flight numbers: SU 2548 & SU 2549

 

Air Europa

  • Madrid – Barcelona

Daily by an A330 with lie-flat or angled seats, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Madrid – Amsterdam

Daily by a Boeing 787 or an A330 (angled seats), check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Madrid – Las Palmas

Daily by a Boeing 787 or an A330 (angled seats), check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

 

British Airways

  • London – Moscow

Daily by a Boeing 787

Flight numbers: BA232 & BA237

  • London – Amsterdam 

Wednesdays and Thursdays operated by a B787 (until end of August)

Flight numbers: BA430 & BA431

  • 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

Even with Emirates you can fly within Europe in lie-flat seats.

  • Larnaca – Malta

Daily by a Boeing 777

 

Edelweiss

  • Zurich – Palma

Saturdays operated by an A330 or A340 from end of August until end of September only.

 

Ethiopian Airlines

  • Stockholm – Oslo

Friday to Mondays in the morning by a Boeing 787

 

Finnair

  • London – Helsinki

Daily, operated by an A350 (starting September again)

Flight numbers: AY1332 & AY1331

 

Iberia

  • Madrid – London

Daily by an A340, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

 

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Singapore Airlines

  • Stockholm – Moscow

Every day with exception of Wednesdays and Sundays, operated by an A350

 

SWISS

  • London –  Zurich

Each Thursday operated by an A330 until end of October. (Saturday as well until end of September)

Flight numbers: LX326 & LX327

 

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 – 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.

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

  1. 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)

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    • 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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