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If your idea of a dream flight is one that lasts no more than 20 minutes, then from today it could come true. Le Touquet moves closer to Kent from this midsummer morning, when a new airline re-opens the route between Lydd and Le Touquet. Following recent correspondence in the Independent, Sky-Trek Airlines (01797 320000) is operating four flights a day at weekends and two a day for the rest of the week. A standby single is pounds 25, while a day trip costs pounds 49.90; because the planes used are so small, passengers avoid Air Passenger Duty. The French airport's only other international route is also to Kent - Love Air (01279 681435) operates daily flights from Biggin Hill for pounds 125 return for any length of stay. This flight, however, takes a full half-hour.

Insomniacs may be delighted by the chance to see the midnight sun and still be home for breakfast. Starting from tomorrow night, SAS Holiday World (0541 509050) is running day-trips from Heathrow to the Norwegian town of Tromso, within the Arctic Circle. You leave London at 11pm, reach your destination in the early hours and get a coach tour and cable-car ride up Storsteinen mountain, all squeezed into two hours in Norway. You get back to Britain at around 6am. The price is pounds 159 all in, and trips run until 3 August - after which the sun starts setting in Scandinavia.

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