World's Shortest Flight: Westray to Papa Westray

What Is the Shortest Commercial Flight in the World?

The shortest scheduled flight in the world covers the hop between the Orkney islands of Westray and Papa Westray, in an eight-seater Islander aircraft operated by Loganair. It normally takes under two minutes, though the record is 58 seconds from take-off to touchdown. The distance of 2.8 km (1.7 mi) covered during the flight is shorter than the main runway at Edinburgh Airport. Tickets are quite expensive (£39 return) but you get a certificate and a miniature bottle of Highland Park whisky. Papa Westray Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P542) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers and for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Orkney Islands Council). The aerodrome is not licensed for night use. Take a look at full flight video from take-off to touchdown (2:32).Would you like to try world's shortest flight? Do you know any other ridiculous flights?