Next time you are stuck back in seat 46G with 30 inches between you and the passenger in front/behind you for the next 10 hours just close your eyes and imagine that rather than flying to San Francisco or Singapore you are flying between Westray (WRY) and Papa Westray (PPW) in the Scottish Orkney Islands. This is the worlds shortest commercial flight covering less than three miles in about two minutes !
Operated by a Loganair Islander on behalf of FlyBe it’s a summer only route and a rare opportunity to fly on an airliner built and designed on the Isle of Wight !
Written and submitted from home (51.425N, 0.331W)
23 replies on “The World shortest Commercial flight..”
Larnaca to Paphos in Cyprus on an A320 is 14 minutes, before the flight continues on to Manchester. You only normally get between 10-20 people who board at Larnaca and everyone is spread out all over the plane for trim/load reasons. And then the plane completely fills up at Paphos….
How do you book a flight?
See bottom of Loganair’s reservations page for booking info. I took the “beach flight” to Barra this summer. Westray could very well be next on my list 🙂
Sorry – there is at least one commercial flight that appears to be shorter
Thanks Eddie, great video ! Also seems a lot more exciting !!
[…] http://www.edparsons.com/2011/03/the-world-shortest-commercial-flight/ […]
I’ve personally flown the 737 on a 7 minute flight from PSG (Petersburg, Alaska) to WRG (Wrangell, AK in VFR conditions.-
I’ve just booked a seat from Westray to Papa Westray – and the “long-haul” 16 minute connection to Kirkwall – in September. Somewhat geekily excited 🙂