These were the longest and shortest flights in commercial aviation

The longest commercial flight in the world lasted about 30 hours. Qantas’ so-called ‘Double Sunrise’ service, which ran from Australia to Sri Lanka from 1943 to 1945, generally lasted over 30 hours.

Curiosity? Passengers saw the sunrise twice.

Today, the longest commercial flight is the Singapore Airlines route from Singapore to New York, which has an average flight time of 17 hours and 50 minutes.

The shortest commercial flight takes less than two minutes.

It sounds incredible but the shortest commercial flight, operated between the neighboring islands of Westray and Papa Westray in the Orkney Islands of Scotland, takes about a minute and a half.

Interestingly, the fastest flight was recorded in less than 50 seconds.



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