Air Shuttle ServiceShuttle Air Service
A few shuttle trains are set up by a government, company or organization that requires a high degree of service in an otherwise thin aisle.
The William J. Hughes Technical Center of the Federal Aviation Administration in Atlantic City, New Jersey, for example, runs an air shuttle to take FAA staff four nights a week to and from Reagan National Airport (DCA) near Washington, DC. Specific market segments are supporting shuttle services. Pioneering service was the Rio de Janeiro-São Paulo Airlift in Brazil, which began on 5 July 1959.
Further early destinations are the Eastern Air Shuttle, opened in 1961, which offers one-hour no-frills between LaGuardia Airport in New York City and Washington National Airport and Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts. Luftshuttles are becoming more and more in competitive with high-speed trains, and many carriers are withdrawing from the service or reducing service soon after competitive high-speed trains begin.
Today's air shuttle service includes air shuttle services: At Aeroflot we have a regular service between the Moscow and St. Petersburg towns in Russia. Currently more and more in competition with the Russian Railways service on the same line named Saapan. RapidAir service between Toronto and Montreal and Toronto and Ottawa in Canada.
You can also fly from Toronto to Vancouver every hour with Air Canada. From Paris-Orly airport, Air France La Navette operates 80 daily departures to Marseilles, Bordeaux, Nice and Toulouse, with one every 30-60 minute journey. More than 5.6 million travelers use this service every year. The Paris-Tolouse airport is the most frequented airway in France, whereas it was Paris-Lyon before the TGV was introduced.
Every night Alitalia flies about 60 daily departures between Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate Airport as part of the service Romilano. In the two aerodromes the check-in desks and safety controls are reserved for the service users. The Avianca Brazil, Azul, GOL and LATAM Brasil operate the Ponte Aérea (Air Bridge) between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil every 10 min and offer an average of 120 daily outings.
The Lufthansa service provides a transfer service of up to 30 minutes between Berlin-Tegel Airport, Frankfurt Airport, Munich Airport and Hamburg Airport. There is also an one-hour service between Frankfurt Airport and London Heathrow Airport, Frankfurt Airport and Brussels Airport. Together with Austrian Airlines, they offer a shuttle service between Frankfurt Airport and Vienna International Airport.
Lufthansa is competing directly with the ICE Sprinter on the Berlin-Frankfurt line, and a new ICE Sprinter is to be launched on the Berlin-Munich line in December 2017. The Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and Norway Air Shuttle offer a shuttle service between the Oslo Airport, Gardermoen and Bergen Airport, Flesland; Trondheim Airport, Værnes and Stavanger Airport, Sola with up to 30-minute flight times.
The parties also provide shuttle service with up to 1 hour flight times between Stockholm-Arlanda Airport and Göteborg Landvetter Airport, Stockholm-Arlanda Airport and Malmö Airport and between Copenhagen Airport and Aalborg Airport. Singapor Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and Silkair are sharing a Kuala Lumpur-Singapore shuttle every one hour. Portugal's TAP Ponte Aérea (Air Bridge) service between Lisbon and Porto in Portugal.
There is also a shuttle on the triangle line between Oslo Airport, Gardermoen Airport (Norway), Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (Sweden) and Copenhagen Airport (Denmark) with up to one hour's drive. Carrasco in Uruguay has an airlift to the Buenos Aires Aeroparque Jorge Newbery and Ezeiza Internationals Aiports. This is the most frequented flight path in the whole year.
There are several airlines operating daily services between Hong Kong and Taipei, Taiwan (Republic of China), and between Hong Kong and Bangkok, Thailand, offering regular services of less than one hours a frequency. The Qantas and QantasLink'CityFlyer' service provides weekday air travel between Australia's main capitals, with free alcohol in the afternoons, free newspaper, free rates and more regular timetables.