World’s longest direct flight: Qatar Airways may start Doha-Auckland flight
According to reports, Qatar Airways is planning to start a non-stop route between Doha and Auckland, New Zealand. The flight will take 18 and a half hours to cover the distance of 14,500 km from Doha to Auckland.
Qantas Airways currently operates longest non-stop route from Sydney to Dallas flight since September 2014. The flight takes approximately 17 hours to cover 13,800 kilometres.
"Boeing 777-LR aircraft would be used to make the trip. The aircraft can carry 259 passengers. However, it is not clear when the airline will start the service," Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker was quoted as saying.
The aircraft can carry 259 passengers.