Flight-delayed.co.uk: 5 unbelievably short flights
Friday, September 30, 2016
International: An Austrian airline is launching what commentators believe to be the shortest international route.
At just 13 miles as the crow flies, the flight will bypass a lake that otherwise would make the land trip 40 miles. The flight will take under ten minutes and not even allow you enough time to be comfortably served a coffee.
So, here at Flight-delayed.co.uk, we thought that we would have a look and see which flights could see a minor flight delay last much much longer than the flight itself.
Some of these flights are shorter than the time it would take to brush your teeth.
1. Westray - Papa Westray, Scotland
Weather permitting, this flight can take less than a minute. 47 seconds to be precise. If the wind is blowing against you on that particular day, don't worry too much, it will only take a total of 2 minutes to complete the journey. This one is over before the flight attendants can finish the safety demonstration.
The service is provided by Loganair. The Scottish airline fly the route 6 times a week and also provide services for Scotland air ambulance and for the Royal mail. The route connects Westray and Papa Westray which both belong to the Orkney Islands just north of Scotland.
Fancy taking the trip? Check out: Loganair
2. Taitung to Green Island
The next time you are in Taitung and need to get to Green Island, look no further than Daily Air.
The airline was set up with the sole intention of flying between the two islands and does so 3 times daily. The short trip takes 15 minutes.
3. Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Need to get from Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam or vice versa?
Well, Zanair is who you need to contact. The domestic carrier based in Zanzibar will get you to your destination in 20 minutes and operates the service 3 times daily.
Get your reservation here: Zanair
4. Mumbai to Pune, India
These two are in the same state but it can still be more convenient to get a short flight opposed to other forms of transport the region has to offer. It would take 4 hours to drive.
Partnered with Etihad, Jet Airways is the airline you will use if you need to make the 35-minute flight. Jet Airways is an international carrier and is the exception, not the rule when it comes to big carriers offering domestic flights.
Just the flight you needed to book? Jet Airways
5. Cayman Brac - Little Cayman, Caribbean
The Cayman islands are one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world. This little island is one of three that make up the Cayman Islands. Cayman Brac to Little Cayman is 19km, meaning a short flight at a low height. If you are looking forward to the unspoilt nature, renowned scuba diving and birdwatching, then Cayman Airways is the airline you need.
It will make the 19km route in approximately 20 minutes.
See what the prices are here: Cayman Airways
That's all for the moment gang, remember if you're on an extra short haul, you can spend more time trying to fasten your seatbelt than the time you will spend in the sky.