October 28, 2017
Here’s the 5 Shortest Commercial Flights In The World
- Cayman Brac to Little Cayman (Cayman Islands)
This flight is operated by Cayman Airways Express and is less than 10 minutes on twin otter turboprop aircraft. Round-trip fares runs as low as $50.25. The flight is so short that the aircraft doesn’t exceed 1,000 feet in altitude.
- St. Gallen, Switzerland to Friedrichshafen, Germany
This 8 minute flight is the world’s shortest international route. It hops across Lake Constance into Germany via Peoples Vienna Line. The flight operates five days a week, two times a day using an Embraer 145 aircraft.
- Connemara to Inishmaan (Ireland)
Aer Arann operates a 6 minute flight between these two destinations. Inishmaan is an island off the Western coast of Ireland that’s only accessible by boat or plane.
- Minami-Daito to Kitadaito (Japan)
Ryukyu Air Commuter operates this 3-7 minute flight to Kitadaito, the Northern most island of the Japanese Daito islands. The airline uses its tiny 39 seat DHC Dash-8-100 aircraft for this route.
- Westray to Papa Westray (Scotland)
This 2.8 km (1.7 mile) journey takes less than two minutes from Westray airport to Papa Westray airport! With perfect wind conditions, the flight has been timed as short as 47 seconds! Loganair, a tiny Scottish airline, uses a Britten-Norman Islander aircraft on this route. Fares go for about $30. No need to pack a travel pillow on this flight!
The two shortest flights I’ve been on were from Ibiza to Palma de Mallorca via Air Berlin and Athens to Mykonos.
What was the shortest flight you have been on? Let us know down below!