5 of the Shortest Air Flights in the World

We're used to having drinks and meals 30 minutes into a flight and for the airplane to start decreasing altitude 30 minutes before landing. However, there are flights without all these rituals simply because there's no time for them.

Today Bright Side presents the five quickest flights in the world.

15 minutes

  • Destinations: Minamidaito, Kitadaito (Japan)
  • Passengers onboard: 39
  • Flights per week: 4

The flight between these two Japanese islands takes 15 minutes and is made by small airplanes.

10 minutes

  • Destinations: Little Cayman, Cayman Brac (the Cayman Islands)
  • Distance: 13 miles
  • Cost of a return ticket: $54

The flight time between the Cayman Islands is just 10 minutes. There's a small airplane flying between them, and it doesn't even gain high altitudes.

8 minutes

  • Destinations: St. Gallen (Switzerland), Friedrichshafen (Germany)
  • Distance: 13 miles
  • Flights per day: 2
  • Passengers onboard: 50
  • Cost of a return ticket: $45

The shortest international flight takes just 8 minutes. Airplanes are relatively small with frequent flights. There are two more ways to travel between these cities: by car and by ferry, yet they are 10 times as long.

6 minutes

  • Destinations: Inishmaan, Connemara (Ireland)
  • Distance: 10 miles
  • Cost of a return ticket: $54

Ireland offers a 6-minute long domestic flight. The flights are made 3 times a day, 7 days a week. That's the only way to travel between the towns.

2 minutes

  • Destinations: Westray, Papa Westray (UK)
  • Distance: 1.7 miles
  • Passengers onboard: 8
  • Flights per week: 6
  • Cost of a return ticket: $30

This is the quickest flight in the world, made on very small airplanes taking fewer than 10 people onboard. There's also a ferry going between the isles, but the voyage will take 10 times as long.

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