New world’s longest flight
Emirates has bumped Qantas Airways out of the top spot for the current world’s longest flight.
Emirates took over the title on Tuesday with the launch of its 8,819-mile non-stop route between Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, and Auckland, New Zealand.
That bumped Qantas’ 8,576-mile route between Dallas/Fort Worth and Sydney into second place, according to flight-data provider OAG.
Singapore Airlines for years held the world’s longest flight title for its Singapore-New York service. The airline scrapped the route in 2013 but says it will resume the 9,537-mile flights in 2018.
WORLD’S LONGEST COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS
1 Between Auckland, New Zealand, and Dubai, UAE (8,819 miles): Emirates (Boeing 777). 17 hours, 15 minutes (scheduled) on Dubai-bound flight.
2 Dallas/Fort Worth and Sydney (8,576 miles): Qantas (Airbus A380). 16 hours, 55 minutes on Sydney-bound flight.
3 Atlanta and Johannesburg (8,434 miles): Delta Air Lines (Boeing 777). 16 hours, 57 minutes on Atlanta-bound flight.
4 Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi, UAE (8,375 miles): Etihad (Boeing 777). 16 hours, 40 minutes on Los Angeles-bound flight.
5 Los Angeles and Dubai, UAE (8,323 miles): Emirates (Airbus A380). 16 hours, 20 minutes on Los Angeles-bound flight.
Emirates flies a Boeing 777 for the 17-hour, 15-minute flight.