21 of the world’s longest routes, Qantas to top the list with Perth-London

In preparation for the launch of Qantas’ new Perth-London service, scheduled for launch in Mar-2018 and destined to become the world’s longest route, we thought we would take a look at the current top 21 longest routes currently served by scheduled airline service.

It also helps that we stumbled across, the Great Circle Mapper celebrating it’s 21st birthday, and therefore featuring a new map highlighting the 21 longest routes.

What would you like to see added to the list? Sydney-London? Melbourne-New York?

Rank Route Distance Flight Aircraft
1 DOH-AKL 14,536 km QR 921 Boeing 777-200LR
2 DXB-AKL 14,201 km EK 449 Airbus A380-800
3 SYD-DFW 13,805 km QF 8 Airbus A380-800
4 SFO-SIN 13,594 km UA 1 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
SQ 31 Airbus A350-900
5 JNB-ATL 13,581 km DL 201 Boeing 777-200LR
6 AUH-LAX 13,502 km EY 171 Boeing 777-200LR
7 DXB-LAX 13,420 km EK 215, 217 Airbus A380-800
8 JED-LAX 13,409 km SV 41 Boeing 777-300ER
9 DOH-LAX 13,367 km QR 739 Boeing 777-200LR
10 DXB-IAH 13,145 km EK 211 Airbus A380-800
11 AUH-SFO 13,129 km EY 183 Boeing 777-200LR
12 DFW-HKG 13,073 km AA 125 Boeing 777-300ER
13 DXB-SFO 13,042 km EK 225 Airbus A380-800
14 AUH-DFW 12,991 km EY 161 Boeing 777-200LR
15 HKG-JFK 12,991 km CX 831, 841, 845 Boeing 777-300ER
16 EWR-HKG 12,981 km UA 179 Boeing 777-200ER
17 DOH-IAH 12,954 km QR 713 Boeing 777-200LR
18 DXB-DFW 12,941 km EK 221 Boeing 777-200LR
19 PVG-MEX 12,917 km AM 99 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
20 DEL-LAX 12,897 km AI 175 Boeing 777-200LR
21 CAN-JFK 12,878 km CZ 300 Boeing 777-300ER

Source: The Great Circle Mapper