The 4 Longest Flights in the World, Some 18 Hours Without a Stopover
Australian airline Qantas has announced plans for commercial flights with longer durations board the longest in the world by the end of 2025. The flight takes passengers between Sydney and London on an Airbus A350-1000 in 19 hours.
Only a few airlines fly non-stop over such long distances. This presents a number of challenges including affordability airplanethe possibility of business, and even the safety of the crew and passengers.
However, before the Qantas plan was implemented, it already had the longest flight schedule in the world. In fact, the plane has no passage even though it spent twelve hours in the air.
Quoted from The National News, here are the four longest non-stop flights in the world today.
1. Singapore – New York: 18 hours 40 minutes
Singapore Airlines flight SQ24 to New York’s John F Kennedy Airport is currently the longest commercial flight in the world. The flight traveled more than 15,000 kilometers from Singapore to the eastern United States on an Airbus A350-900.
Also, the company operates the second longest flight in the world. Flight SQ22 to Newark in New Jersey, USA takes 18 hours and 25 minutes.
2. Darwin – London: 17 hours 55 minutes
Qantas’ current longest route, QF9, connects Darwin in northern Australia to London daily, where passengers travel nearly 14,000 kilometers on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
The flight was initially operated between London and Perth, then returned to Darwin due to travel restrictions related to Covid-19 in Australia. Qantas says it will continue its Perth to London route this year.
3. Los Angeles – Singapore: more than 17 hours
Singapore’s SQ35 takes passengers over 14,000 kilometers across the Pacific Ocean from Los Angeles to Singapore in 17 hours and 10 minutes.
The flight time of this flight from San Francisco to Singapore is also about the same, which is 16 hours and 40 minutes.
4. New York – Hong Kong: 17 hours
In March, Cathay Pacific said it planned to reroute New York to Hong Kong to fly across the Atlantic, making it a longer journey than Singapore’s SQ24 to JKF.
This flight route will travel 16,668 kilometers in 16 to 17 hours. Cathay Pacific said the decision was taken because the air time made the new route more profitable.