Some of the longest flights in the world cover almost 15,000km in a single trip.
Singapore Airline’s Airbus 350XWB-ULR will carry passengers from runway in Singapore to the tarmac in New York and cover a record 15,332km. It completed its first successful longest flight in April 2018. But it has to officially launch for the public.
Airbus said, “The Ultra Long Range A350 XWB is capable of flying over 20 hours non-stop, combining the highest levels of passenger and crew comfort with unbeatable economics for such distances.”
Currently, most of the world’s longest flights depart from New Zealand and Australia.
- Presently the first longest flight is from Auckland in New Zealand to Doha in Qatar the flight covers 14,535km distance flown on Qatar airlines’ massive Boeing 777-200LR
- On the second number comes the flight from Perth Australia to London, UK via Qantas covering 14,498km distance.
- The flight from Auckland to Dubai on Emirates also covers 14,498km distance becoming the third longest fight.
- The fourth longest flight is between Los Angeles and Singapore covering 14,114km distance via United Airlines.
- Fifth longest flight is from Houston to Sydney via United Airlines covering 13,834km distance.
In October 2018, Singapore Airlines longest non-stop flight will launch. It will depart from Changi Airport in Singapore to reach Newark Liberty Airport in New York. Premium seating will be offered in the airline.
Airbus Commercial Aircraft president Guillaume Faury said, “We’re all very proud to see the Ultra Long Range A350 XWB pushing the boundaries like no other aircraft has before. More than ever, the A350 XWB remains the aircraft of choice for non-stop trans-Pacific and long-haul operations. We’re connecting people around the globe.”
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