The world’s shortest flight to take off soon
There’s about to be a new record set for the world’s shortest international flight.
Until now, the 10-minute, 50-kilometre jaunt between Vienna in Austria and Bratislava in Slovakia was thought to hold the record.
However, a commercial airline is reportedly ready to start flying between St Gallen in Switzerland to Friedrichshafen in Germany.
From October 31, Austrian airline People’s Viennaline will open a new route between St Gallen-Altenrhein, Friedrichshafen and Cologne, Germany.
The first leg of the flight will be under 25km and take about eight minutes, The World of Aviation reported. The flights will be operated by an Embraer ERJ135. Currently, people travelling between the two countries can drive 77km, which takes about an hour. Alternatively, there is a ferry service that takes one hour and 20 minutes.
The world’s shortest domestic flight is operated between two villages in the north of Scotland.