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Criticism on the shortest scheduled flight in the world at lake Constance

Criticism on the shortest scheduled flight in the world at lake Constance

In the parliament of the Northern Swiss canton of Sankt Gallen is a criticism on the shortest scheduled flight in the world. It is going to be the flight that the airport of Sankt Gallen in Altenrhein will connect with the German Friedrichshafen.

That place is just 20 kilometres further to the other side of the Lake. A single ticket costs around 45 euros and the journey takes 8 minutes.

The airline People’s Viennaline has all the permits and starts in november with the flights. Friedrichshafen is not the final destination; the aircraft continues on to Cologne. Meinrad Gschwend from the ‘Kantonsrat’ find the flight Sankt Gallen – Friedrichshafen nonsense. He argues that this distances the public transport requirements.

Nuisance

The flights, two per day, are harmful to the environment and cause unnecessary inconvenience for local residents, says Gschwend.

In the law of the canton is clear that the government’s “human and nature protects it from harmful or disagreeable influences”. The canton must therefore, according to Gschwend going to look at how the scheduled flight. The distance by car from Altenrhein airport to Friedrichshafen is nearly 65 km.

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