One thing passengers have to do without the short distance over the Lake Constance: time for Tomatensaft does not remain on the eight minutes flight between the Swiss St. Gallen-Altenrhein and Friedrichshafen. At least not in the air, because of course, in this bizarre case, the path to and from the runway takes longer than the actual flight. The Austrian company People’s Viennaline offers the route 20 kilometers between the two regional airports twice a day. By comparison, it takes about an hour by car. On Wednesday, the first flight started at 6:30 am in Switzerland and landed shortly afterwards on schedule in Friedrichshafen. Eight minutes flight time.
The airline currently has two aircraft: an Embraer 170 for up to 76 passengers and a leased Embraer ERJ 145 for up to 50 passengers. The smaller machine is used for the small bouncers across the lake: the costs for the short distance over Lake Constance are 50 Swiss francs or 40 Euro.
Source: Spiegel online