Aviation is constantly evolving. This evolution is due to both technological and human factors. Nowadays, aircraft offer features that were unimaginable a few years ago and, in human terms, we also have more highly trained technicians and pilots. All these advances allow a constant improvement that allows longer flights. In today’s post, we are going to discover the world’s longest flights in the world.
Today, commercial aviation operates a number of long-haul non-stop flights, which reduce travel time for passengers, allowing for time optimization and greater comfort for them. The world’s longest flights not only bring benefits to pilots, but also to airlines, allowing them to build a reputation and gain passengers thanks to their non-stop facilities.
Ranking of the world’s longest flights in 2022
There are quite a few airlines that want to claim the world’s longest non-stop flight, and they are all around the same time.
- New York (JFK) – Singapore (SIN) by Singapore Airlines covers 15,349 kilometres in a total time of 18 hours and 50 minutes.
- Auckland (AKL) – Doha (DOH) by Qatar Airways covers 14,636 kilometres in 18 hours and 5 minutes.
- Perh (PER) – London (LHR) by Qantas airline covers 14,499 kilometres in 17 hours and 45 minutes.
- Auckland (AKL) – Dubai (DXB) by Emirates airline covers 14,200 kilometres in 17 hours 10 minutes.
- Los Angeles (LAX) – Singapore (SIN) by Singapore Airlines covers 14,114 kilometres in 17 hours and 50 minutes.
- San Francisco (SFO) – Banglore (BLR) by Air India covers 14,004 kilometres in 17 hours and 45 minutes.
- Houston (IAH) – Sydney (SYD) by Unites Airlines covers 13,804 kilometres in 17 hours and 20 minutes.
- Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW) – Sydney (SYD) by Qantas airline covers 13,804 kilometres in 17 hours and 20 minutes.
- New York (JFK) – Manila (MNL) by Philippines Airlines covers 13,712 kilometres in 16 hours and 40 minutes.
- San Francisco (SFO) – Singapore (SIN) on Une Airlines and Singapore Airlines covers 13,593 kilometres in 17 hours 25 minutes and 17 hours 35 minutes, depending on the airline.
Even longer projects
Currently, the airline Qantas is activating the route that will beat the New York – Singapore route. The world’s longest new route will be between Sydney and London, which will take around 20 hours to fly.