Qatar Airways to launch longest flight from Doha to New Zealand

Published on : Thursday, January 28, 2016

Airbus-A350-Qatar-AirwaysQatar Airways is planning on the world’s longest journey, a  direct flight from  Doha, Qatar, and Auckland, New Zealand, which is said to cover a 181/2 hours of long flight set on a  new route.


The plans were revealed at the Bahrain Air Show, where the airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said that a Boeing 777-LR aircraft would be completing this formidable journey carrying 259 passengers.



Qantas holds the dubious distinction of conducting the world’s longest flight between Dallas-Fort Worth and Sydney which is at 16 hours and 55 minutes (8,577 miles/13,804 km), 9,034 miles/14,539 km short of the proposed Qatar Airways flight.


Emirates Airline too has announced the launch of its Dubai to Panama City, Panama flight that would cover a 17hours 35 minutes journey. In 2013 Singapore Airlines took 19-hour flights between New York and Singapore but was later forced to stop the flight in this route.

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4 Responses to Qatar Airways to launch longest flight from Doha to New Zealand

  1. Rana Muhammad Younas says:

    My best Wishes to the Qatar Airways

  2. Christopher Nthiani says:


  3. Aboobacker says:

    Yet another long haul beating QF and EK. Now this it is QR with record flying of non stop 18 hours and 30 minutes. All the best.

  4. Akinfenwa Ayobami says:

    Whao! This will bring a great positive hit to the airline. We await the arrival.

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