THE shortest flights in the world are often connections between two islands or two nearby destinations. These ultra-short flights are mainly used for reasons of local, sightseeing or convenience transportation. Here are some examples of some of the shortest flights in the world:
Westray to Papa Westray, Scotland: This route is operated by the airline Loganair and connects the Scottish islands of Westray and Papa Westray, in the Orkney archipelago. The flight lasts just two minutes, but is famous for being the shortest scheduled flight in the world.
Sint Eustatius in Saba, Caribbean: These two islands in the Netherlands Antilles are located a short distance from each other. The flight between Sint Eustatius and Saba takes around 10 minutes, giving passengers stunning views of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Nice to Monaco: The connection between Nice-Côte d’Azur airport in France and Monaco heliport offers short flights of less than 10 minutes by helicopter. It is a popular choice for business travelers or tourists wishing to get to the Principality quickly.
Barra to Benbecula, Scotland: Again in Scotland, Loganair offers short flights between Barra airport and Benbecula airport, which take around 15 minutes. Barra Airport is unique due to its runways located on a beach, providing a unique flight experience.
Hong Kong to Macau: Although the distance between Hong Kong and Macau is not short, there are flights of less than 30 minutes between the two cities using helicopter or seaplane services.
These ultra-short flights are often memorable experiences for travelers due to the speed of the journey and the spectacular views of the surrounding landscapes. Although they are not always the most economical and ecological, they offer a practical option for moving quickly between distant destinations or difficult to reach by other means of transport.