Fly Niki To Launch Shortest International Flight in World; Bratislava-Vienna
Austrian airline Fly Niki will be launching new flights from Bratislava from April 2015 [CORRECTED], including the shortest international commercial flight on the planet, between Bratislava and Vienna.
The trip, which should only take about ten minutes of flight, will be operated six times a week and will be used mostly as a transfer service accompanying other Fly Niki flights. Even though the journey between the Slovak and Austrian capitals takes just 40 minutes or so by car or bus, and so is quicker than taking the flight, some people will still welcome the connection, for the shear curiosity at least.
The idea will help Fly Niki offer flights from Bratislava to elsewhere in the world. Head of Fly Niki Christian Lesjak explained that passengers will buy one ticket but be given two boarding passes.
The company also plans to introduce direct flights from Bratislava to Brussels (6 days a week) and Majorca (3 days a week), for instance, with the planned launch of the new routes set for April 2015.