From: Auckland To: Doha Airline: Qatar Airway Flight Number: QR921 Distance: 14,534 KM Scheduled Duration: 17hr 40 min Aircraft Type: Boeing 777-200LR First Flight: 6 February 2017
Yes Auckland to Doha is now the longest flight in the world.
The Qatar Airways jet can leave El Beda at five.10am on Sunday five Feb, and can cross ten time zones. It does not arrive in metropolis till seven.30am on weekday. nonetheless the journey time is “only” sixteen hours twenty minutes. attributable to the prevailing air stream, the passengers can fancy a quicker journey than their counterparts looking ahead to the west come trip.
Ahead of the departure of flight QR920, Air India could re-state its claim that its Delhi-San Francisco route is really the world’s longest attributable to the course taken. however the sole baseline on that rationally to match extreme distances is that the “Great Circle” route: the shortest distance between 2 points on the surface of the world. Within the case of El Beda to metropolis, that is 9,032 miles.
Qatar Air will serve Auckland daily using 259-seat Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, with the flight taking about 17 1/2 hours. While demand will come chiefly from Europe, the carrier also expects to attract passengers from the US East Coast, even with the long journey time, Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said at a press briefing after the first service touched down.