Did you know that you can hop onto a jet, fly for 8 minutes and land in a different country?
That’s what Aruba Airlines made possible by launching the world’s shortest international jet flight which connects Oranjestad, Aruba and Punto Fijo, Venezuela. These two airports are only 50 miles apart from each other, which is why the flight only takes 8 minutes. The route is being operated by a Bombardier CRJ-200LR, a typical regional jet that seats 50 passengers. Compared to its duration, the flight fares are pretty high – a normal ticket costs around US$235. The flight operates two times per week, on Mondays and on Fridays. The flight times are adjusted to connecting flights at Oranjestad Airport, offering passengers from Venezuela a convenient onward journey to Willemstad, Curaçao, Kralendijk, Bonaire and Miami, USA. Aruba Airlines currently operates flights to 9 destinations in Cuba, Venezuela, Guyana, Curaçao and the Caribbean Netherlands. The airline also plans to expand by adding new routes to New York, USA, and Bogotá, Colombia.
This new flight still can’t beat the shortest flight of the world. The shortest flight in the world only takes 2 minutes and connects the island of Papa Westray with the island of Westray using a Britten Norman Islander by Scottish regional airline Loganair.