Emirates take lead in longest non-stop flights

Published on : Wednesday, March 2, 2016

EmiratesEmirates Airbus A380 completed its longest nonstop flight in the world from Dubai to Auckland covering a distance of 14,200 km (8,824 miles).



Passengers spent 17 hours 15 minutes in  air during the return leg from Auckland to Dubai in the longest duration flight.



The Qantas flight 8,578 mile flight from Dallas/Ft. Worth to Sydney, on an Airbus A380, which was until now the longest flight has been effectively displaced by Emirates’ new non-stop flight.



However Emirates will break its own record with its new flight from Dubai-Panama City service which will take 17 hours 35 minutes when it launches later this month. This flight was slated to commence from February 1, 2016 but the date was pushed back. So, now Emirates will hold the record of operating the world’s 1st and 2nd longest flights, with Dubai – Auckland measuring 8,824 nautical miles, and Dubai – Panama City measuring 8,588 miles, while Qantas’ DFW-Sydney route will hold the #3 position at 8,578 miles.



Emirates feels that with clever technology and good planning passengers will reach their destination in the shortest possible time. The airline has decided on using flexible day which will take advantage of tail winds and avoiding head winds to reduce the time in the air.



The New Zealand minister Simon Bridges said that the nonstop service which will cut down travel time by three hours and will improve New Zealand’s connection with the world opening doors for travel and tourism.

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One Response to Emirates take lead in longest non-stop flights

  1. Thomas says:

    Every leap to progress is a benefit to the end user. Is there other destinations under the project to emerge in 2017 and then EK go again on top list of achievements in Air Industry.
    The ambition together with the determination to move horizontally and then vertically is the feature I have noticed in DUBAI Ruler & Pioneer. A good nation living in harmony within and out for a better world.

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