Unique Experiences Series: The World’s Shortest Commercial Flight

If you’re looking for an experience that’s unique and unforgettable, then look no further than the world’s shortest commercial flight—the two minute journey from Orkney Islands – Westray to Papa Westray in Northern Scotland.

As travel agents, we have spent thousands of hours taking flights across the world. And while we love the destinations, we don’t always love the commute – which is why we have frequently found ourselves looking dramatically out of a plane window, wishing the flight could be done in minutes, rather than hours.

For this reason, Mandi Forrester Jones our resident Travel Expert, has always dreamt of taking the Worlds Shortest Commercial Flight.

The world’s shortest commercial flight covers a distance of only 1.7 miles and takes a mere two minutes in total. Not only that, but the flight uses one of the world’s smallest planes—a six-seater Britten-Norman Islander aircraft—which makes it even more unique and special.

Passengers who take this short flight get to witness some stunning sights. From magnificent coastal views to breathtaking aerial shots of Orkney Helicopter Museum, this journey will make you feel like you’ve stepped into another world entirely. Plus, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg; tickets are around £23 per person, making this an affordable way to tick something off your bucket list too! Plus, there are plenty of other activities in Orkney Islands – Westray and Papa Westray for you to enjoy as part of your adventure too.

The last reason to take this flight is you can pretty much guarantee that none of your friends or family have ever taken such a short flight before. The only thing to keep in mind is being in a more remote area of Northern Scotland, we recommend using a travel agent (like us) to assist you with booking.

With its stunning views, unique aircraft, and unbeatable price tag, it’s clear why taking the world’s shortest commercial flight should be on your bucket list adventures. 

So don’t hesitate any longer, talk to us about adding this two-minute journey on to your next itinerary! 

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