The longest flights in the world Singapore Airlines Live Update. Singapore Airlines route connecting the city-state to New York goes into operation Thursday.
The longest flights in the world Singapore Airlines Live Update
Commercial plane ride in the world becoming the world’s longest non-stop flight in the world.
The first flight takes off on October 11 and the journey covers a distance of 16,700 kilometres (10,400 miles) in just under 19 hours. Making it the lengthiest in both distance and time.
The aircraft, an Airbus A350-900ULR. The cabin is configured in only two segments: 67 business class seats and 94 premium economy seats.
Singapore Airlines said non-stop Singapore-Los Angeles flights are also planned.The route uses the fuel-efficient ultra-long range variant of Airbus´ A350-900.
A category of plane that airlines are increasingly turning to as they look to squeeze more miles out of every drop of pricey fuel.
Here are the world´s next-longest flights
- Auckland to Doha: 17 hr 40 min
Qatar Airways Flight 921, using a Boeing 777, held the previous title as world´s longest commercial route, flying passengers over 14,500 kilometres from the New Zealand capital to Doha.
- Houston to Sydney: 17 hr 30 min
United´s 787 Dreamliners fly 13,800 kilometres to connect Australia´s biggest city with Houston in the southern US.
- Auckland to Dubai: 17 hr 20 min
Auckland has a second link to a Middle Eastern hub through Emirates Flight 449, which flies Airbus A380 superjumbos to Dubai at a distance of 14,200 kilometres.
- Los Angeles to Singapore: 17 hr 20 min
United launched its service connecting Los Angeles´ LAX airport to Singapore using a 787 last year. At the time the 14,100-kilometre link was the longest non-stop flight by distance from the US to anywhere in the world, the airline said.
- Perth to London: 17 hr 20 min
The 14,500-kilometre Qantas service launched this year is the first regular link between Australia and Europe, with the airline´s Boeing 787 fleet connecting Perth and London.
- Sydney to London?
The Perth route is part of an ambitious plan by Qantas to eventually connect Europe with airports on Australia´s eastern seaboard as new, more efficient aircraft become available.
Chief executive Alan Joyce told media last year that a non-stop, 17,000-kilometre service from Sydney to London could be on the cards as soon as 2022 — but only if oil prices stay low enough to provide a decent return on the route.