These are the longest non-stop aeroplane flights in the world

Monday 24 August 2015 15:30
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Earlier this month, Emirates announced a new service from its global hub in Dubai to Panama City, its "first gateway in central America".

So far, so press release.

But what is interesting is that this flight, at 17 hours and 35 minutes westbound, will be the longest non-stop flight in the world.

As this chart from Statista shows, based on flight times and distances from Flightmapper, the new flight - that will begin in February next year - will replace Qantas' Sydney-Dallas/Fort Worth route as the world's longest.

HT World Economic Forum

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