Austrian airline offers ‘world’s shortest international flight’
Flight takes passenger across Lake Constance between Switzerland and Germany
Swiss Green Party politician Meinrad Gschwend has said he wants to see the 8-minute flight banned on environmental grounds. Photograph: Getty Images
The flight offered by People’s Viennaline connects St Gallen-Altenrhein in Switzerland with Friedrichshafen in southern Germany.
It is part of a route which continues onward to the western German city of Cologne. Passengers can book only the short part for €40 euro .
Swiss Green Party politician Meinrad Gschwend has said he wants to see the flights banned on environmental grounds.
The airline responded by saying that driving around the lake for an hour would produce as many harmful emissions as the short flight.