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Get Ready For The World’s Longest Flight In 2016

BY JST NEWS

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Will you be able to handle this: the world’s longest flight?

Starting on Feb. 1, 2016, Emirates will break word records by launching the world’s longest direct flight from Dubai to Panama City. The 8,590-mile route will be 17 hours and 35 minutes.

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This will also be Emirates’ first destination in Central America, operating on Boeing 777-200LR.

According to The National, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline & Group, said:

Panama City will be our first destination gateway in Central America, providing a convenient option for our passengers traveling from or through our global hub in Dubai and onward to destinations throughout Central America, the Caribbean and the northern part of South America. We’re also pleased to be the only commercial airline to offer a daily, first class service to travelers on what will be the world’s longest nonstop flight.

So far, Quantas has the record for the longest flight from Dallas, Texas, to Sydney with 8,578 miles in 17 hours.

Get ready to feel like you’re still in air when the plane lands in Panama City!

Source: The National. Additional reporting by Jetset Times.

What do you think of the world’s longest flight? Let us know in the comments.

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One Comment on “Get Ready For The World’s Longest Flight In 2016”

  1. August 19, 2015 at 6:36 am #

    That’s incredible!

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