Top 5 shortest commercial flights in the world (video)
I told you about it 5 of the longest flights by plane operated today (as time and distances). But let's see what are the shortest commercial flights currently operated. Many of them connect islands or destinations that are difficult to reach by other means of transport.
1. Westray - Pope Westray with Loganair
In 2012, I told you about Westray route - Westana Pope operated by Loganair, this being the shortest operational commercial route.
The flight is operated by aircraft Britten-Norman Islander by 8 places. If the weather is good and the wind is favorable, the flight can be done in 47 seconds, and the distance traveled is 2.7 Km. The route is open from 1960.
2. Cayman Brac - Little Cayman with Cayman Airways
Cayman Airways, the Cayman Islands airline, operates one of the shortest commercial flights in the world. Tie up Little Cayman's Cayman Brac in about 10 minutes. Distance from 22 of km is cruised aboard a De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft (DHC 6-300 Twin Otter), with 20 seating capacity.
The price of such a flight is 61.25 dollars according to the official website.
3. Belize City (Municipal Airstrip) - Caye Caulker with Tropic Air
Tropic Air, the air carrier from Belize, operates over 200 daily flights from Belize to Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico. These include one of the shortest commercial flights: Belize City (Municipal Airstrip) - Caye Caulker.
Distance from 30 of km it is crossed only 10 minutes. The price of a ticket is $ 87.30.
4. St Maarten - Saba with Winair
Winair (Windward Islands Airways) is headquartered in Sint Maarten, owns a fleet of 7 aircraft and operates flights to 10 destinations in the Leeward Islands, Lesser Antilles. These include: St Maarten - Saba, a route crossed in just 12-minute 15. Distance from 48 of km is honored on board one From Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter (DHC 6-300 Twin Otter), and the rates are around 140 dollars.
5. Karpathos - Kasos Island with Olympic Air
Olympic Air, the subsidiary of Greek operator Aegean Airlines, owns a fleet of 14 aircraft and operates flights to 18 regional destinations in Greece. One of the routes is Karpathos - Kasos Island, and the flight between the 2 destinations lasts about 20 minutes.
Distance from 22 of km is honored with aircraft By Havilland DHC-8 Dash 8, and the price of a ticket starts at 80 dollars.
The information is indicative and taken from the official websites, and the ranking is subjective. There are many flights of 15-20 minutes, 30 minutes and the list can go on. Some are honored by small airlines on board 5-8-10 seats, others by reputable and large aircraft. All Nippon Airways operates a 30 minutes flight with Boeing 737-800, between Miyako and Ishigaki, and Emirates began operating the shortest flight with an A380, Dubai - Kuwait in 105 minutes.
If you have experience on short flights, we invite you to leave comments and tell us about them. Clear sky!