Shortest international commercial flight – This month sees the launch of the world's shortest international commercial flight -- the eight-minute trip between Switzerland's St. Gallen-Altenrhein and Germany's Friedrichshafen airports.
Connecting Germany and Switzerland – There are just 20 kilometers between St. Gallen-Altenrhein and Friedrichshafen. They are separated by Lake Constance.
Onwards to Cologne – This flight, operated by Embraer regional jets, is actually just the first leg of a longer route that ends in Cologne.
Serving 40,000 passengers – "We expect around 40,000 passengers on this route, 10% of them on the shorter leg between Altenrhein and Friedrichshafen," says Danel Steffen, CEO of People's Viennaline.
Shortest regular commercial flight – Scottish airline Loganair has been running an air bridge between the Orkney islands of Westray and Papa Westray for nearly 50 years, making it the shortest nonstop regular flight anywhere in the world.
Shortest intercontinental regular commercial flight – Royal Air Maroc offers a regular flight, operated by ATR-72 turboprop aircraft, linking Tangiers, at the northern tip of Morocco, to the British territory of Gibraltar.
Shortest regular commercial flight in North America – The land route between Toronto and Niagara involves an 85-mile drive along the shores of Lake Ontario, but it only takes some 15 minutes to fly in a straight line across the water. Greater Toronto Airways has just launched a daily flight.