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Westray - Papa Westray Still Running?

Thu Sep 26, 2002 12:41 am

BA Loganair used to run the shortest schedule flight in the world from Westray to Papa Westray in the Orkney islands in Scotland. It took 3 minutes.

Do BA still run this flight. If so, using what aircraft?


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RE: Westray - Papa Westray Still Running?

Thu Sep 26, 2002 12:56 am


Probably still going using Islanders.

Shouldn't you be at LPL seeing some Swiss visitors there?!

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RE: Westray - Papa Westray Still Running?

Thu Sep 26, 2002 1:01 am

Yes I am going to the match!

I wanted to go to the airport to see the charter aircraft come inbut unfortunately my university term starts today!
 
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RE: Westray - Papa Westray Still Running?

Thu Sep 26, 2002 1:21 am

My work colleague left here an hour ago to enrol at John Moores for the 2nd year of his MA.

You should beat Basle - surprised that so many fans have arrived though; puts one or two countries to shame! Anyway, my "miss of the day" is the Constellation which overflew MAN  Sad

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RE: Westray - Papa Westray Still Running?

Thu Sep 26, 2002 6:56 am

Last month Airways magazine published an article about it, so I presume it's still running. According to that article they issue a certificate upon request.
 
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RE: Westray - Papa Westray Still Running?

Thu Sep 26, 2002 7:44 am

I also read that article on Airways.
My question is: who many inhabitants do those two tiny islands have to support an air service being only 5kms appart?????

Isn't that ridiculous? I bet they keep that flight just for the Guinness record.

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RE: Westray - Papa Westray Still Running?

Thu Sep 26, 2002 7:53 am

Pzurita1:

Apparently you didn't read the article very closely. The islands are only 5 mi appart, but air is the only safe and reasonable way for the residents to get back and forth. Most of the residents use it as a sort of Ferry to get to the market every week and so on. Plus, I do not think the Islander is an insanely expensve aircraft to operate.

As far as I know, it is still operated.

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