Emirates airline to launch ‘world’s longest’ non-stop flight

Slated to debut in February 2016, the 13,821-kilometer (8,590-mile) stretch between Dubai and Panama City will take approximately 17 hours, 35 minutes – using a Boeing 777-200LR to carry up to 266 passengers and 15 tons of cargo.BBlJ1bo

“Panama City will be our first destination gateway in Central America, providing a convenient option for our passengers travelling from or through our global hub in Dubai and onward to destinations throughout Central America, the Caribbean and the northern part of South America,” the airline’s chief executive Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum told the dpa news agency.

Panama to United Arab Emirates

Australia’s Qantas currently operates the world’s longest flight, from Dallas, Texas to Sydney, Australia which takes just under 17 hours. The new flight between Dubai and Panama City is longer by just 17 kilometers.

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