Say hello to our newly launched Dubai-Auckland non-stop service. The inaugural flight was operated with an Emirates @Airbus A380 to celebrate the milestone. The route will be served daily by an Emirates Boeing 777-200LR, marking one of the world’s longest scheduled flights. #hellotomorrow #emiratesairline #helloauckland
It’s official: the world’s longest flight has taken off.
The 8,819-mile flight between Dubai and Auckland via the Emirates is operating, lifting the United Arab Emirates airline to hold the coveted title for conducting the world’s longest flight at 17 hours and 15 minutes.
Although Qantas is currently planning a non-stop flight from Auckland to London while Singapore Airline is also considering a 9,521-mile flight between Singapore and New York in 2018. Once launched, both airlines will knock Emirates out for the top spot.
Our inaugural Dubai-Auckland non-stop service on 1st March was operated by an Emirates @Airbus A380. Seen here are the three other Emirates A380s that fly daily to Auckland with a stopover in Australia. The historic moment marked Auckland becoming the first airport other than Dubai to have 4 scheduled A380s on the ground at the same time. #emiratesairline #hellotomorrow #helloauckland
Prior to Emirates, Qantas held the same title for flying between Sydney and Dallas at 17 hours, traversing a 8,578-mile journey.
Be prepared to feel like you’re still flying once you’ve landed!
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