- Associated Press - Saturday, June 3, 2017

SEATTLE (AP) - North America’s shortest scheduled international flight - at less than 20 minutes - will soon leave daily from Friday Harbor Airport in Washington and land in Victoria, Canada.

The Seattle Times reports (https://goo.gl/vfFHLN ) it took three years, but Friday Harbor Airport received official clearance this week for the flight. Pending FAA approval, a Canadian airline anticipates beginning to book passengers within the next month.

Northstar Air Tours owner Henry Emson says a one-way ticket will start at $49 on a nine-passenger plane.

Friday Harbor, on San Juan Island, and Victoria, on Vancouver Island, are 20 miles from each other but separated by a strait and an international border.

Travelers’ options have been restricted to driving, taking a seasonal ferry or chartering a plane.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com

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