Quatar Airways launched a 9,032 mile route, the actual longest of the world


Previously, the record was of Middle East rival Emirates, whose 8,819-mile route from Dubai to Auckland clocks in at 16 hours, 5 minutes, in the direction of and at 17 hours, 20 minutes on the return. Qatar Airways it’s currently flying its new Doha-Auckland flights on 259-seat Boeing 777 aircraft. Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said “achieving the title of world’s longest flight for the return record-breaking service” marked a “momentous occasion for Qatar Airways and provides another accomplishment to celebrate in this our 20th year flying the flag internationally for Qatar.” However, Singapore Airlines prepares to launch soon a long distance route of more than 9,500 miles.


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