Shortest A380 flight takes off… and lands

Emirates has operated the world’s shortest Airbus A380 flight, between Dubai and Doha.

But don’t get too comfortable, in fact don’t even bother unbuckling your seat belt; the route covers just 379km and has an average flight time of just one hour and 15 minutes – not even enough time to squeeze in a movie.

The outbound flight, EK841, will now depart Dubai daily at 0745 and arrive in Doha at 0805. The return flight, EK842, leaves the Qatari capital at 0950 and gets back into Dubai at 1200. These timings offer onward connections on Emirates’ A380 flights to destinations including New York, London, Frankfurt and Paris.

Dubai-Doha is far from being the world’s shortest scheduled flight however; that honour goes to the UK’s Loganair which operates a flight in Scotland’s Orkney Islands that spends just a minute in the air!

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