Top 10 Longest Flights In The World 2020

Thousands of flight are being cancelled daily due to global outbreak of the corona virus, none of these longest flights are affected as of now.

Singapore Airlines flight SQ 21/22 took the top position on 
October 11, 2018

Air Travel is the most popular and rapidly growing means of transportation always reporting a huge increase in passenger year by year. Despite being popular among people airlines are still working to make the flight time as short as possible. 

Since October 11, 2018 Singapore Airlines Flight, SQ 21/22 is the worlds longest flight which is operated between Singapore and Newark lasting for around 18 hours 30 minutes operated by Airbus A350-900ULR aircraft.

Airliners used in the longest flights..

Airbus A350-900ULR is the longest range Airbus jetliner which is capable of flying 18,000 Kilometers (9,700 nmi). It is being used by Singapore Airlines for the worlds longest flight. 

Emirates First flight between Auckland-Dubai commenced 
on March 02, 2016 

Airbus A380-800, the worlds largest jetliner is capable of flying a range of 15,200 Kilometers (8,200 nmi) with 544 passengers.

Boeing 777-200LR is the longest range Boeing jetliner which is capable of flying 15,843 Kilometers (8,555 nmi) with 317 passengers.

Here is the list of current longest flights in 2020. All of these flights are being continued since last year. Two new flights are also going to be added later in 2020 by Qantas in April and by Air New Zealand in October.

*Note that all routes are ranked by "great circle" distance.

The 10 Longest Flights in the World in 2020

1. Singapore-Newark, Singapore Airlines

    First flight: October 11, 2018

    Flight distance: 15,344 km (9534 miles)

    Flight time: 18 Hours, 45 Minutes

    Aircraft: Airbus A350-900ULR

2. Auckland-Doha, Qatar Airways

    First flight: February 05, 2017

    Flight distance: 14,535 km (9032 miles)

    Flight time: 17 Hours, 33 Minutes

    Aircraft: Boeing 777-200LR

3. Perth-London Heathrow, Qantas

    First flight: March 24, 2018

    Flight distance: 14,449 km (9009 miles)

    Flight time: 17 Hours, 25 Minutes

    Aircraft: Boeing 787-9

4. Auckland-Dubai, Emirates

    First flight: March 02, 2016

    Flight distance: 14,200 km (8823 miles)

    Flight time: 16 Hours, 50 Minutes

    Aircraft: Airbus A380-800

Boeing 777x
Boeing 777X is supposed to be used some of the longest routes Photo: Boeing

5. Los Angeles-Singapore, Singapore Airlines

    First flight: November 02, 2018

    Flight distance: 14,144 km (8770 miles)

    Flight time: 17 Hours, 20 Minutes

    Aircraft: Airbus A350-900ULR/ A350-900

6. Houstan-Sydney, United Airlines

    First flight: January 18, 2018

    Flight distance: 13,834 km (8596 miles)

    Flight time: 17 Hours, 05 Minutes

    Aircraft: Boeing 787-9

7. Dallas-Sydney, Qantas

    First flight: September 29, 2014

    Flight distance: 13,804 km (8577 miles)

    Flight time: 16 Hours, 55 Minutes

    Aircraft: Airbus A380-800

8. New York-Manila, Philippine Airlines

    First flight: October 29, 2018

    Flight distance: 13,712 km (8520 miles)

    Flight time: 16 Hours, 20 Minutes

    Aircraft: Airbus A350-900

9. San Francisco-Singapore, Singapore Airlines & United Airlines

    First flight: June 1, 2016 (United Airlines)

                     October 23, 2016 (Singapore Airlines)

    Flight distance: 13,593 km (8,446 miles)

    Flight time: 16 Hours, 40 Minutes

    Aircraft: Boeing 787-9 (United Airlines)

                 Airbus A350-900ULR (Singapore Airlines)

10. Johannesburg-Atlanta, Delta Airlines

    First flight: June 1, 2009

    Flight distance: 13,581km (8,439 miles)

    Flight time: 16 Hours, 05 Minutes

    Aircraft: Boeing 777-200LR

Qantas to commence yet another long-haul flight in April, 2020

Two more long-haul flights have been announced one each by Qantas and another by Air New Zealand. The flight details of these flights are as follow:

! Brisbane-Chicago, Qantas

    First flight: April 15, 2020

    Flight distance: 14,326 km (8,902 miles)

    Flight time: 17 Hours, 20 Minutes

    Aircraft: Boeing 787-9

! Auckland-Newark, Air New Zealand

    First flight: October 29, 2020

    Flight distance: 14,178 km (8,810 miles)

    Flight time: 17 Hours, 20 Minutes

    Aircraft: Boeing 787-9

After these two flights are enabled in service then Qantas Brisbane-Chicago flight will become the fourth longest.

Similarly, Air New Zealand Auckland-Newark flight will become the sixth longest.

However, these flights may be launched later than the expected date citing wake of Corona virus.

As more research flights are being conducted, many new flights will be launched in the near future.

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