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Papa Westray

Major
Also known as: Papa Westray Airport
County: Orkney
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened August 1967
Current Use: Active
Used By: Civil
Aircraft Roles: Airliner

Papa Westray famously forms one half of the shortest scheduled airline service in the world. The flight between here and nearby Westray, mounted since 1967 by Loganair as part of its inter-island service, is set at two minutes but normally achieved in nearly half that time or occasionally even less, depending upon the direction of the wind. The novelty of this particular flight has seen it prove remarkably popular with tourists.

 

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Papa Westray Community Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • Loganair
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Aerial view of Papa Westray taken from the north-north-east, 13 May 2009. © Crown Copyright: Historic Environment Scotland. Licensor canmore.org.uk

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Aerial view of Papa Westray taken from the south, 5 August 2009. © Crown Copyright: Historic Environment Scotland. Licensor canmore.org.uk

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Aerial view of Papa Westray taken from the south-east, 5 August 2009. © Crown Copyright: Historic Environment Scotland. Licensor canmore.org.uk

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A Britten-Norman Islander at Papa Westray, October 2003. © Lis Burke and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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The terminal building at Papa Westray, 28 July 2011. © Chris Downer and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
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The terminal building at Papa Westray, 1 January 2004. © John Ireland and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Footage of the World's shortest scheduled flight between Westray and Papa Westray. Courtesy of natundmatt

Footage of the World's shortest scheduled flight between Westray and Papa Westray. Courtesy of Andrew Brown

Associated Airfield(s):

Westray (Landplane) II

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