Got a tight 80 seconds to spare? It’s all the time you need to fly commercial across the Orkney Islands.The world’s shortest flight, a tiny hop between two remote British islands, celebrated Monday taking its millionth passenger on the route.
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The word’s shortest nonstop flight is a tiny hop between the islands of Westray and Papa Westray in the United Kingdom, a mere 1.7 miles (2.7 km) apart.
For the past 50 years, Scottish airline Loganair has been transporting islanders between the two archipelagos, becoming an integral part of many passengers daily commute.Clocking in at under two minutes, this might be the swiftest and sweetest way to get to work.
The Loganair Westray to Papa Westray route is the shortest scheduled passenger flight in the world. Flights on this route are scheduled for one and a half minutes, and actual flying time is closer to one minute. The record for the fastest flight is 53 seconds. The route is flown by Loganair, a Scottish regional airline that serves Scotland’s Highlands and islands. It costs £17.via(wikipedia).