Wednesday, November 9, 2016

World's shortest flight celebrates 1-million (+ The world's shortest international flight)

Want to get a true sense of the actual flight? Watch the 2nd video below...

The world’s shortest flight, a tiny hop between two remote British islands, celebrated Monday taking its millionth passenger on the route.

The 2.7km (1.7-mile) flight between Westray and Papa Westray in the Orkney islands, off mainland Scotland’s northeast coast, holds the Guinness World Record as the shortest scheduled service.

The Weather Network

Westray to Papa Westray flight
World's shortest scheduled air route - but this was a stunning summer's evening in Orkney and pure pleasure!

Andrew Brown

The world's shortest international flight is... | CNBC International
A new flight between Germany and Switzerland will be the world's shortest international flight at just around eight minutes.

CNBC International

By the way, as for us Canadians, Canada is home to North America's shortest commercial flight, at least according to CNN.

In September, Greater Toronto Airways, a small airline operating out of Billy Bishop on Toronto Island, began operating a flight to Niagara Falls. The flight takes just 15 minutes, with a return ticket costing $159.

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