World's shortest international flight is eight minutes

Last updated at 15:28
Flight route between Switzerland and Germany

An airline has launched what it claims is the world's shortest international flight, taking just eight minutes.

The new route connects St Gallen-Altenrhein in Switzerland to Friedrichshafen in southern Germany.

Passengers can book the super short journey between the two countries for around 40 euros (£35).

The speedy flight is run by Austrian airline People's Viennaline.EPA

World's shortest flight

The world's shortest scheduled flight is in the Orkney Islands in Scotland. It takes just two minutes to fly from Westray to Papa Westray and even less if winds conditions are good.

The airline who runs the service, Loganair, recently celebrated taking its millionth passenger on the route.

Loganair celebrated its millionth passenger on the route this weekPA

World's longest flight

The longest non-stop flight in the world in terms of distance, is Dubai in the middle east to Auckland in New Zealand.

The flight route takes around 17 hours and covers 8,824 miles.

Dubai to Auckland Emirates flight path