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These Are the 10 Longest Passenger Flights in the World

June 06, 2017
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These Are the 10 Longest Passenger Flights in the World
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The competition for the world’s longest passenger flight continues to heat up with multiple airlines vying for the bragging rights that come along with operating such a flight. With cheaper fuel and increased efficiency, airlines have continued to test the limits of their various long-range aircraft by linking far-flung cities that previously wouldn't have seen nonstop service on that route.

Over the past several years, airlines have been leap-frogging one another — seemingly adding a new world's longest route every couple of months. Qantas Airways is set to launch the first ever direct link between Australia and Europe in 2018 with its nonstop flight from Perth (PER) to London (LHR). Meanwhile, the world’s new longest airline route, a nonstop flight from New York to Singapore (SIN), is set to be revived by Singapore Airlines next year.

Qatar Airways tops this year’s list with a whopping 9,032-mile trek lasting 17 hours and 30 minutes on its nonstop Doha (DOH) to Auckland (AKL) route, according to a report from OAG. Here’s the full list of the world’s 10 longest airline routes by miles for 2017.

Longest Passenger Flights in the World

RankAirlineRouteDistance (miles)Flight time*Aircraft
 1.QatarAKL - DOH9,03217h 30mBoeing 777-200LR
 2.EmiratesAKL - DXB8,82417h 15mAirbus A380
3.UnitedLAX - SIN8,77017h 55mBoeing 787-9
 4.QantasDFW - SYD8,57817h 10mAirbus A380
 5.United/SingaporeSFO - SIN8,44617h 15mBoeing 787-9/Airbus A350
 6.DeltaJNB - ATL8,43916h 55mBoeing 777-200LR
 7.EtihadAUH - LAX8,39016h 45mBoeing 777-200LR
 8.EmiratesDXB - LAX8,33916h 15mAirbus A380
 9.SaudiaJED - LAX8,33216h 40mBoeing 777-300ER
 10.QatarDOH - LAX8,30616h 15mBoeing 777-200LR

*Flight time measured by longest blocked time (typically the westbound leg).

This battle among the world's carriers doesn't show any signs of slowing down, either. United Airlines just last week announced that it'll operate a flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Singapore (SIN) operated by its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which will be the longest route ever flown by a US carrier. The flight is already bookable, with daily nonstop service beginning on October 27.

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