World’s Shortest Commercial Flight

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The world’s shortest commercial flight takes place between the two Orkney Islands, Westray and Papa Westray on a distance of only 1.7 miles.

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Operated by Loganair, the flight duration is officially two minutes, but under ideal wind condition can be completed in only 47 seconds. Tickets are priced at about $30 per passenger with no in-flight service.

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Loganair, which has flown the route since the 1960s, introduced a popular flight for tourists in 2011. The special flights fly a couple days each week in the summer for folks who just want the flight and then to get back to the Orkney Mainland rather than stay out on the islands.

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