The world’s short­est flight to take off soon

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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.

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