Qatar Airways is now operating the world’s longest regularly
On Sunday, the carrier launched daily service between its
Doha hub and Auckland, New Zealand, on a Boeing 777.
The 17-hour, 30-minute flight covers 9,033 miles. It
surpassed rival Emirates’ service between Dubai and Auckland, which at 8,824
miles was previously the world’s longest flight.
The Doha-Auckland route will be eclipsed in length when
Singapore Airlines resumes direct Singapore-New York (or Newark) service. The
carrier says it will operate on the approximately 9,500-mile,19-hour route upon
taking delivery next year of the first Airbus A350-900ULR aircrafts.