Update on the longest routes in the world – Nov 2017

United Airlines launched its new daily Los Angeles-Singapore service on 29-Oct-2017, utilising Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The new route now sits second of the list of world’s longest routes and first for routes from the US. Let’s take a look at the updated list:

1 Qatar Airways: Auckland (AKL) – Doha (DOH)

Flight time: 18 hours, 20 minutes

Distance: 14,532.46 kilometres

Aircraft: Boeing 777-200LR

2 United Airlines: Los Angeles (LAX) – Singapore (SIN)

Flight time: 17 hours, 55 minutes

Distance: 14,100.84 kilometres

Aircraft: Boeing 787-9

3 United Airlines/Singapore Airlines: San Francisco (SFO) – Singapore (SIN)

Flight time: 17 hours, 20 minutes (United), 17 hours, 35 minutes (Singapore Airlines)

Distance: 13,580.88 kilometres

Aircraft: Boeing 787-9 (United), Airbus A350-900 (Singapore Airlines)

4 Emirates: Auckland (AKL) – Dubai (DXB)

Flight time: 17 hours, 15 minutes

Distance: 14,199.83 miles

Aircraft: Airbus A380

5 Qantas: Dallas (DFW) – Sydney (SYD)

Flight time: 17 hours, 5 minutes

Distance: 13,807.51 kilometres

Aircraft: Airbus A380

6 Etihad: Abu Dhabi (AUH) – Los Angeles (LAX)

Flight time: 17 hours

Distance: 13,482.04 kilometres

Aircraft: Boeing 777-200LR

7 Delta: Johannesburg (JNB) – Atlanta (ATL)

Flight time: 16 hours, 50 minutes

Distance: 13,581.93 kilometres

Aircraft: Boeing 777-200LR

8 Saudia: Jeddah (JED) – Los Angeles (LAX)

Flight time: 16 hours, 40 minutes

Distance: 13,389.18 kilometres

Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER

9 Qatar Airways: Doha (DOH) – Los Angeles (LAX)

Flight time: 16 hours, 20 minutes

Distance: 13,347.34 kilometres

Aircraft: Boeing 777-200LR

10 Emirates: Dubai (DXB) – Los Angeles (LAX)

Flight time: 16 hours, 15 minutes

Distance: 13,339.43 kilometres

Aircraft: Airbus A380