On February 5, Qatar Airways launched a new route connecting Doha, Qatar with Auckland in New Zealand – making it the longest non-stop commercial flight in the world!
The flight is operated on board a Boeing 777-200LR and transports passengers from Doha, Qatar to Auckland, New Zealand without stopping along the way. Taking a whopping 16 hours 10 minutes to complete, the flight has taken the title of the world’s longest non stop flight!
The flight’s route is 9,032 miles long and crosses 10 time zones. The previous record was held by Emirates, which operates a route from Dubai to Auckland over a distance of 8,823 miles.
If the idea of sitting on the same plane for over half a day (on the plus side: no need to hang around at a connecting airport!) tickles your fancy, head to the Qatar Airways website to be one of the first to take the world’s longest flight.