The world’s longest nonstop flights, up to date

0
1
Advertisement

Editor’s notice: That is an up to date model of a narrative initially revealed in Could 2018.

Singapore Airways at the moment operates the longest flight on this planet, a whopping 9,527-mile nonstop from New York to the Lion Metropolis. Singapore Airways additionally operates the second-longest flight on this planet, the two-mile shorter, five-times weekly hop from Newark to Singapore and the third-longest flight, from Los Angeles to — you guessed it — Singapore.

For most of the world’s longest flights, winds can alter flight occasions significantly — particularly within the path that is sometimes towards the prevailing winds. For the Singapore to New York flight, a powerful headwind might flip what’s usually 19-hour flight right into a 22-hour one. Yikes! Fortunately, this route, and the others listed right here, are virtually all flown in among the most superior passenger cabins thus far, even when most don’t include a first-class cabin, however solely enterprise.

Join our day by day e-newsletter

So, what are the world’s longest routes? You’ve come to the suitable place to search out out. Listed here are the highest 10 longest routes measured by statute miles as calculated by journey information agency OAG. Period of flight information is supplied by Cirium, an aviation information service.

We’ve listed the flight that sometimes has the longest scheduled flying time, usually the one which flies within the path the place headwinds are regular. Given geopolitical tensions related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, some precise flight occasions is likely to be significantly longer than what’s listed as airways keep away from Russian airspace. Different routes that may not usually make the minimize — similar to Cathay’s JFK-Hong Kong route — are flying longer-than-normal flight paths as in addition they search to keep away from Russian airspace.

The listing beneath exhibits the world’s longest commonly scheduled flights working no less than as soon as weekly as of Could 1, 2022.

Because the airline business continues to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, some new and attention-grabbing ultra-long-haul routes have been introduced for later this 12 months, similar to New York to Auckland on Air New Zealand and Dallas-Fort Value to Melbourne on Qantas. One other notable ultra-long-haul route — Qantas’ nonstop between London and Perth — was suspended through the pandemic however is predicted to renew later this 12 months. For now, it is working from Darwin, Australia, which affords a shorter nonstop to London — however remains to be lengthy sufficient to make the highest 10.

Scroll right down to see the complete listing, and we’ll replace it commonly as new routes start and suspended ones resume.

Word: All mileage calculations come courtesy of OAG. Different information suppliers could present barely totally different mileage calculations.

Need extra airline-specific information? Join TPG’s free new biweekly Aviation e-newsletter!

1. Singapore Airways: New York (JFK), to Singapore (SIN)

(Picture by Ethan Klapper/The Factors Man)
  • Flight Quantity: SQ 23
  • Plane Flying: Airbus A350-900ULR
  • Calculated Distance: 9,527 miles
  • Period of Flight: 18h 50m

2. Singapore Airways: New York/Newark (EWR), to Singapore (SIN)

(Picture by Massimo Insabato/Archivio Massimo Insabato/Mondadori Portfolio by way of Getty Pictures)
  • Flight Quantity: SQ 21
  • Plane Flying: Airbus A350-900ULR
  • Calculated Distance: 9,525 miles
  • Period of Flight: 18h 45m

3. Singapore Airways: Los Angeles (LAX), to Singapore (SIN)

(Picture by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto)
  • Flight Numbers: SQ 35/37
  • Plane Flying: Airbus A350-900ULR
  • Calculated Distance: 8,759 miles
  • Period of Flight: 17h 10m

4. Qantas: Darwin, Australia (DRW), to London (LHR)

(Picture courtesy of Qantas Airways)
  • Flight Quantity: QF 1/9
  • Plane Flying: Boeing 787-9
  • Calculated Distance: 8,613 miles
  • Period of Flight: 17h 55m

5. Qantas: Dallas-Fort Value (DFW), to Sydney (SYD)

(Picture by Eric Rosen/The Factors Man)
  • Flight Quantity: QF 8
  • Plane Flying: Boeing 787-9
  • Calculated Distance: 8,576 miles
  • Period of Flight: 16h 45m

6. Philippine Airways: New York (JFK), to Manila (MNL)

(Picture by Robert Smith/MI Information/NurPhoto by way of Getty Pictures)
  • Flight Quantity: PR 127
  • Plane Flying: Airbus A350-900
  • Calculated Distance: 8,507 miles
  • Period of Flight: 16h 55m

7. United Airways and Singapore Airways: San Francisco (SFO), to Singapore (SIN)

(Picture by Zach Griff/The Factors Man)
  • Flight Quantity: UA 1/SQ 33
  • Plane Flying: Boeing 787-9 (UA)/A350-900 (SQ)
  • Calculated Distance: 8,435 miles
  • Period of Flight: 17h 00m (UA)/16h 40m (SQ)

8. Delta Air Strains: Johannesburg (JNB), to Atlanta (ATL)

(Picture by James D. Morgan/Getty Pictures)
  • Flight Quantity: DL 201
  • Plane Flying: Airbus A350-900
  • Calculated Distance: 8,434 miles
  • Period of Flight: 16h 20m

9. Emirates: Dubai (DXB) to Los Angeles (LAX)

(Picture by Eric Rosen/The Factors Man)
  • Flight Quantity: EK 215
  • Plane Flying: Airbus A380
  • Calculated Distance: 8,323 miles
  • Period of Flight: 16h 20m

10. Saudia: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (JED) to Los Angeles (LAX)

(Picture by Alberto Riva/The Factors Man)
  • Flight Quantity: SV 41
  • Plane Flying: Boeing 777-300ER
  • Calculated Distance: 8,317 miles
  • Period of Flight: 16h 10m

Extra reported by Zach Wichter, TPG

Advertisement

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here