Traveling by planes has become very common and an affordable means of travel. Airline companies are taking flying and luxury to the next level. Over time, different airline companies have established a number of long-haul non-stop flights. These flights connect famous cities across the globe. Airlines manufacturers and service providers have been innovating to make such long distance flights better, faster and comfortable. With new flights starting every month below is the current world’s longest flights in operation.
5. Sydney to Dallas – 13,805 Kilometers
Traveling from Sydney to Dallas this is the oldest route in the list. Operated by Qantas Airways this route started way back on 29th September 2014. The distance between the cites is 13805 km (8,578 mi; 7,454 nmi). The Airbus A380-800 flight takes around 17 hours to complete this distance.
4. Sydney to Houston – 13,834 Kilometers
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Traveling from Sydney to Houston is a new flight which started on 18th January 2018. Cruising a distance of 13834 km (8,596 mi; 7,470 nmi) this United Airline flight takes around 17:30 hours to cover the journey. The Boeing 787 fleet has enabled United Airlines to join the long-distance club.
3. Los Angeles-Singapore – 14,114 Kilometers
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At number 3 we have another United Airline flight connecting Los Angeles to Singapore. With a flight time of 17 to 18 hours, this long-haul flight covers a distance of 14,114 km (8,770 mi; 7,621 nmi). This flight is operated by Boeing 787 fuel-efficient Dreamliner.
2. Dubai to Auckland – 14,201 Kilometers
Travelling from Dubai to Auckland is the flight at number 2. Operated by Emirates Airlines this route started on 2nd March 2016. It takes a time of around 17 hours 15 minutes to cover a distance of 14,201 km (8,824 mi; 7,668 nmi).
1. Doha to Auckland – 14,535 Kilometers
And at number 1 traveling between Doha to Auckland is currently the longest flight distance in the world. Traveling a distance of 14,535 km (9,032 mi; 7,848 nmi) this Qatar Airlines flight uses the Boeing 777-200LR aircraft to cover this distance in approximately 18 hours. Flight service started on 6 February 2017.
World’s Longest Flights – Data Source
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