These are the 15 longest flights in the world

We live in a very connected world. Through the plane we can travel and reach the most distant places in a matter of hours, something that in ancient times would require several weeks on board a ship.

The increasingly modern planes with greater autonomy allow to travel long distances without the need to make stopovers to refuel.

Here we present you a list of the 15 longest non-stop passenger flights in the world.

15- Dubai – Houston

Emirates Airbus A380
Airbus A380 of Emirates (Photo: Oliver Holzbauer)

The Emirates airline flies the 8.168 miles (13.145 kilometers) between the Dubai International Airport and the George Bush Intercontinental Airport with its Airbus A380. The flight lasts 16 hours and 15 minutes.

14-Vancouver – Melbourne

Air Canada
Boeing 787-9 of Air Canada (Photo: BriYYZ)

Air Canada operates the route between Vancouver and Melbourne with its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The 8.192 miles (13.183 kilometers) demand about 16 hours and 15 minutes of travel.

13- Manila – Toronto

Philippine Airlines Boeing 777-300
Boeing 777-300 belonging to Philippine Airlines (Photo: Bill Abbott)

Uniting the cities of Manila and Toronto involves a journey of 8.221 miles (13.230 kilometers). Philippine Airlines operates this air route with Boeing 777-300 aircraft. Travel time is about 16 hours and 15 minutes.

12- Doha – Los Angeles

Qatar Airways Boeing 777-200LR
Boeing 777-200LR of Qatar Airways (Photo: Aero Icarus)

In the 12th place of the longest flights in the world we find the one that links Doha with the city of Los Angeles. With some 8.306 miles (13.367 kilometers), this route is operated by Qatar Airways using Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. The journey takes 16 hours and 5 minutes.

11- Jeddah – Los Angeles

Saudia Boeing 777-300
Boeing 777-300 of Saudia (Photo: John Taggart)

The airline Saudia flies the 8.332 miles (13.409 kilometers) that separate Jeddah, in Saudi Arabia, with Los Angeles. The aircraft used are Boeing 777-300 and the flight lasts 16 hours and 10 minutes.

10- Dubai – Los Angeles

Emirates Airbus A380
Airbus A380 of Emirates (Photo: Rafael Luiz Canossa)

The number 10 of the ranking also involves Los Angeles. The airline Emirates links this Californian city with Dubai on a flight of 8.339 miles (1.420 kilometers), operated with Airbus A380 aircraft. The duration is 16 hours.

9- Abu Dhabi – Los Angeles

Etihad Boeing 777-300ER
Boeing 777-300ER belonging to Etihad (Photo: Kwlothrop)

Uniting the city of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, with Los Angeles, can be done through the airline Etihad and its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The journey of 8,390 miles (13,502 kilometers) demands about 16 hours and 20 minutes of flight.

8- Atlanta – Johannesburg

Delta Air Lines Boeing 777-200LR
Boeing 777-200LR of delta Air Lines (Photo: Aero Icarus)

In the 8th place the first African city appears. It’s that Delta Air Lines flies from its base in Atlanta to Johannesburg, at a distance of 8.439 (13.581 kilometers). The flight aboard its Boeing 777-200LR aircraft has a duration of 16 hours and 1 minute.

7- Singapore – San Francisco

Singapore Airbus A350
Airbus A350 of Singapore Airlines (Photo: Transport Pixels)

Singapore Airlines and United Airlines operate flights between Singapore and San Francisco, covering a distance of 8.446 miles (13.592 kilometers). The duration is 16 hours and 20 minutes.

United Airlines Boeing 787-9
A United Airlines Boeing 787-9 (Photo: John Taggart)

Singapore uses its Airbus A350 aircraft, while United operates the route with Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

6- Sydney – Dallas

Qantas Airbus A380
Airbus A380 of Qantas (Photo: Alan Wilson)

The Qantas airline flies between Sydney and the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport with its modern Airbus A380 aircraft. The route of 8.578 miles (13.804 kilometers) demands about 17 hours and 15 minutes of flight.

5- Houston – Sydney

United Airlines Boeing 787-9
An Boeing 787-9 airplane of United Airlines (Photo: Eric Salard)

United Airlines operates flights between the Houston Intercontinental Airport and the Australian city of Sydney. For the route of 8.596 miles (13.833 kilometers) the airline uses Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The trip takes about 17 hours and 20 minutes.

4- Los Angeles – Singapore

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner United Airlines
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner belonging to United Airlines (Photo: Bill Abbott)

The 8.770 miles (14.113 kilometers) of distance between Los Angeles and Singapore puts this United Airlines flight at number four on the longest flights in the world. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft link both cities in 15 hours and 5 minutes.

3- Auckland – Dubai

Airbus A380 Emirates
Airbus A380 of Emirates (Photo: Russell Lee)

In the 3rd place we find the Emirates flight that links the cities of Dubai and Auckland, in the Arab Emirates and New Zealand respectively. The company’s Airbus A380 travels 8.824 miles (14.200 kilometers) in 17 hours and 5 minutes.

2- Perth – London

Boeing 787-9 Qantas
A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner of Qantas (Photo: Qantas)

The second longest flight in the world is for the airline Qantas. Traveling between the city of Perth, in Australia, and Heathrow Airport, in London, involves a 9.009-miles (14.498 kilometers) trip. The aircraft used are the modern Boeing 787-9 and the flight time is 17 hours with 20 minutes.

1- Doha – Auckland

Boeing 777-200LR Qatar
An airplane Boeing 777-200LR of Qatar (Photo: Aero Icarus)

We reached the number one. The longest flight in the world links the cities of Doha and Auckland. This route is operated by Qatar Airways with its Boeing 777-200LR aircraft.

The flight from Doha to Auckland is the QR 920, while the return carries the QR number 921. The 9.032 miles (14.535 kilometers) that separate these cities in Qatar and New Zealand, make passengers spend about 17 hours and 40 minutes on board the plane.


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