Scottish airline Loganair has added a new service between Glasgow and Edinburgh. The two airports are just a 68km flight (42 miles) apart, which is unusual. However, with traffic being so low, they are picking up people in these two cities before proceeding elsewhere in Scotland.

These flights are operated by the Embraer 145, which seats 49 passengers, and is timed at 30 minutes, according to the airline web site. While this flight is quite short, it is not the shortest flight in Loganair’s repertoire.

Loganair and The World’s Shortest Flight

You read that correctly, world’s shortest flight. The new 68km flight is a pretty long one compared to the shortest one in the Loganair network. You can see it below when you do a search from Westray to Papa Westray.

Priced at a cheeky £7.25 each way on the discounted fare (full fare is a hefty £17 each way!), the two minute flight is the shortest flight in the world. That is WRY to PPW in airport code and it is 2.8 kilometres or 1.7 miles in length!

Overall Thoughts

While I would love to get on board the 68km flight between Edinburgh and Glasgow, I think the real prize would be Westray to Papa Westray and return. Once we are permitted to travel again, I’ll have to get myself up to the Orkney Islands and give it a go.

Loganair also fly to Barra, which is the only airport in the world where scheduled flights use a tidal beach as a runway. You can fly there from Glasgow only and is another bucket list item for me. Looks like I might have to join Clan Loganair, their frequent flyer programme.

Have you ever flown from Edinburgh to Glasgow, to Barra or between Westray and Papa Westray? What was it like? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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