great circle

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a circular line on the surface of a sphere formed by intersecting it with a plane passing through the center

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It is very near the great circle route to the Orient.
Alaska's strategic positioning on the Great Circle Route illustrates the geographic advantage of the System in serving principal passenger and cargo destinations of the national and international aviation systems.
We're right on the great circle route," says Moller.
The underlying long-term 'AA-' rating reflects the airport system's natural geographic advantage from being located on the great circle route, a diverse group of cargo operators (36 in total) with the two largest representing approximately 25% of cargo operations and its solid cash position of nearly 700 days cash on hand.
Detroit lies on the Great Circle route and is geographically located to serve the most U.
Asia over the North Pacific Great Circle Route in July 1947, and is
Alaska is advantageously situated on the great circle route -- generally equidistant to Asia, Europe, North America, and the Pacific Rim making it a convenient sorting and handling facility for FedEx and UPS.
On July 15, 1947, Northwest pioneered the Great Circle route to Asia, with service to Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, and Manila.