The World’s Shortest Flight

Great Big Story visits the Orkney Islands in Northern Scotland to take a ride on the world’s shortest commercial flight, a tiny 80-second hop (1.7 miles) between the islands of Westray to Papa Westray.

“For the past 50 years, Scottish airline Loganair has been transporting islanders between the two archipelagos, becoming an integral part of many passengers daily commute. Clocking in at under two minutes, this might be the swiftest and sweetest way to get to work.”

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