Short flights

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The world’s shortest international flight, 13 miles in length, is scheduled to begin service on Nov. 2, 2017. Operated by People’s Viennaline (www.peoples.at [in German only]), the flight goes from St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport (ACH) in Switzerland to Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH), just across Lake Constance, in Germany, in eight minutes. There are two such flights a day; the one-way fare is 40 (near $45). 

• The world’s shortest scheduled commercial flight, operated by Logan­air (www.loganair.co.uk) between Westray and Papa Westray islands in the Orkney Islands, Scotland, can take less than a minute in ideal flying conditions. The one-way fare is £18 (near $23).

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The world’s shortest international flight, 13 miles in length, is scheduled to begin service on Nov. 2, 2017. Operated by People’s Viennaline (www.peoples.at [in German only]), the flight goes from St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport (ACH) in Switzerland to Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH), just across Lake Constance, in Germany, in eight minutes. There are two such flights a day; the one-way fare is 40 (near $45). 

• The world’s shortest scheduled commercial flight, operated by Logan­air (www.loganair.co.uk) between Westray and Papa Westray islands in the Orkney Islands, Scotland, can take less than a minute in ideal flying conditions. The one-way fare is £18 (near $23).