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Emirates plans world's longest flight

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Emirates says a new route from Dubai to Panama City set to begin in 2016 will set a new world record for the longest flight at more than 17.5 hours. Emirates Airlines is planning on setting a new world record in February 2016 with flights between Dubai and Panama City. The company said the connection will result in the longest non-stop flight in the world, needing 17 hours and 35 minutes to cover the 13,821 kilometres. But what are the world's current longest non-stop flights? Here are the… (www.msn.com) עוד...

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jumbojet747b
jumbojet747b 4
I can remeber the days of PAN AM when they broke the world record using the 747-121 and then another attempt successfully using the 747sp jet go for it Emirates.
RonBurgundy
Ron Burgundy 4
Hope you're flying first or the business class.
antonimazur
Antoni Mazur 2
And how much quicker the flights would be if SSTS had evolved...
N86sb
Steve Biggs 2
I'm amazed there are that many people wanting/needing to travel between those points to make it a viable revenue route.
billgrafton1979
billgrafton1979 1
I cannot see a B777 doing this unless it's not fully loaded with pax or cargo below the belly of the aircraft.
andyc852
Andy Cruickshank 1
Delta does ATL to JNB with a 777. I have not checked the distances or whether they are fully loaded with pax and freight.
richardlodwick
richard lodwick 1
World Record? How about Singapore Air's discontinued flight from Singapore to New York - a bit over 9500 miles if my memory is correct.
andyc852
Andy Cruickshank 1
History. They plan to resume with the A350 I believe.
canuck44
canuck44 1
Picture here is the A-380 but Emirates plan to use 777-200LR for this service.
ynotssor
ynot ssor 1
The (referenced) article clearly states the use of an A350 variant for the route.
bgaskill
brian Gaskill 1
It clearly states that Singapore will use the 350 for its route. Emirates doesn't even have any 350's on order. They're using 772LR
CMISpotter
Hadi Ahmad 1
I think this is great for Emirates as they will be the first Middle-Eastern (or any Asian) airline to launch passenger service to Central America!
SergeDardenne
Serge Dardenne 1
http://weekendblitz.com/top-10-worlds-longest-non-stop-flights/
cdemp
Christopher Dempsey 0
This must be scheduled carriers only, because the military does longer routes on a weekly basis.
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 2
I don't think the military has anything with that kind of range.
andyc852
Andy Cruickshank 1
Only with in flight fueling I suspect

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