Singapore Airlines relaunched nonstop service from Singapore to New York last fall. At this point, this is the world’s longest nonstop commercial passenger flight. Nonetheless, there are other passenger flights that are pretty long as well. Let’s take a look at the ten longest ones.
Singapore to New York
First of all, as mentioned above, we have Singapore to New York, or, more specifically, Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).
This flight covers a distance of approximately 15,350 km in about 18 and 1/2 hours.
Singapore Airlines uses an Airbus A350-900ULR on this route. Interestingly, there are no Economy Class seats on this flight. Instead, the airline offers seats in Business Class and Premium Economy only on its nonstop between Singapore and New York.
Doha to Auckland
Secondly, there is Qatar Airways‘ flight from Doha’s Hamad International Airport (DOH) to Auckland Airport (AKL). At a little over 14,500 km, this flight is actually quite a bit shorter than Singapore Airlines’ flight. Nonetheless, travelers will still spend about 16 hours and 30 minutes in the air.
Qatar Airways uses the Boeing 777-200LR on this route.
Perth to London
Qantas’ flight from Perth Airport (PER) to London Heathrow (LHR) comes in at number 3. It is only barely shorter than the Doha to Auckland flight and covers a distance of 14,499 km. The flying time is typically around 17 hours and 30 minutes.
Australia’s flag carrier operates one of its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners between Australia and London.
Dubai to Auckland
The fourth longest commercial passenger flight is Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Auckland Airport (AKL). Of course, this 14,200 km flight is offered by Emirates.
The airline operates an Airbus A380-800 on this 15 hour and 45 minute flight.
Singapore to Los Angeles
The Singapore Airlines nonstop flight between Singapore Changi (SIN) and Los Angeles International (LAX) is also relatively new. As a matter of fact, the airline just started nonstop service between the two cities last November. Previously, Singapore’s flag carrier connected the two cities with a stop at either Tokyo Narita (NRT) or Seoul’s Incheon International Airport (ICN). Singapore Airlines operates the Airbus A350-900ULR on this route as well.
The distance between Singapore and Los Angeles is about 14,100 km. Travelers arrive at their destination after a 16-hour flight.
Houston to Sydney
Next up, we have United Airlines’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flight between Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Sydney Airport (SYD).
At a distance of 13,830 km and a flying time of 17 hours and 30 minutes, it is still a pretty long flight.
Sydney to Dallas/Fort Worth
The seventh-place goes to Qantas. Its flight between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) covers a distance of approximately 13,800 km and takes 15 hours and 30 minutes to complete.
This flight is operated on an Airbus A380-800.
Manila to New York
Philippine Airlines’ flight between Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is another fairly new flight. As a matter of fact, the airline just started service on this 13,700 km route last October. If you decide to travel nonstop between the Philippines and New York, you can expect to spend about 15 hours and 35 minutes in the air.
Philippine Airlines’ passengers travel on an Airbus A350-900 between the two cities.
San Francisco to Singapore
The ninth longest commercial passenger flight, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Singapore Changi (SIN), is offered by two airlines. In fact, Singapore Airlines and United Airlines transport passengers nonstop on this 13,580 km route.
While Singapore Airlines once again uses the Airbus A350-900ULR for this flight, United Airlines uses the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Singapore Airlines’ passengers will arrive at their destination about 20 minutes faster than United Airlines’ passengers (16 hours and 40 minutes vs. 17 hours).
Atlanta to Johannesburg
Last but not least we have Delta Air Lines’ flight from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB). This 13,580 km flight has a flight time of 15 hours and 15 minutes.
Passengers can expect to travel on one of Delta’s Boeing 777-200LR aircraft.
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