World’s Shortest International Flight is Cancelled
When you think about an international flight, the image of jetliners and 10 hour journeys come to mind. However, one small Austrian airline turned the idea of international flying on its head back in November 2016.
An 8-minute flight between Germany and Switzerland that was said to be the world’s shortest regularly scheduled international route has now been discontinued though, officials say.
The route, which carried passengers over Lake Constance as it flew between St Gallen-Altenrhein airport in Switzerland and Friedrichshafen in southern Germany, was only launched last year. It was part of a route that continued onward to the western German city of Cologne.
The 13-mile long flight to Friedrichshafen had provided commuters with an option to the hour-long drive through Austria or a two-hour trip on public transit.