Revealed: The world's longest and shortest flights

The shortest flight takes just 47 seconds including taxiing on the runway...

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Where are the world's longest and shortest flights?

Scottish airline Loganair, operates a flight which lasts just 47 seconds in the Orkney Islands, is the Guinness Book of Records holder for the world's shortest flight, reports Scottish newspaper The Scotsman.

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The flight between Westray and Papa Westray lasts less than a minute if the wind is blowing in the right direction.

The flight covers just 2.7km in the Orkney Islands - and that flight time even includes the plane taxiing.

The flights are used to take teachers and pupils to school as well as transporting food and post to the locals.

This isn't the only flight in the area that will take you no time atall. The route between Sanday and Stronsay, also in the Orkneys, takes just six minutes, while flying from North Ronaldsay to Sanday takes seven minutes.

You can even get to John O'Groats, the most northerly point in Britain, in just 25 minutes. Other short flights around the world include Karpathos to Kasos Island in Greece, which takes five minutes ,and Caye Chapel to Caye Caulker in the Belize islands, which is two minutes.

So what about the other end of the spectrum? Where can we find the world's longest flights?

According to the Guinness Book of Records, the world's longest non-stop flight runs from New Zealand and Dubai and takes 17 hours and 15 minutes: a journey for dedicated travellers only!

This flight has recently overtaken the previous record holder, which was the journey between Dallas, USA and Sydney Australia, which clocks in a 16 hours and 55 minutes.

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