Longest flights

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Over time, different airline companies have established a number of ultra-long haul non-stop flights. This article covers the longest flights among them. The opening of these super long routes can reduce the number of stops passengers must take to increase passenger comfort in the journey and reduce the time needed to travel between distant city pairs, although stopovers can also be rejuvenating in long-distance travel.[1] It also can help build ego and build loyalty among a set of flyers.[2] Thus there is competition among airlines to establish the longest flight.[3]

Definition[edit]

The term "longest flight" can mean numerous different things. The most commonly used metric would be for distance between the origin airport and destination airport, but it can also refer to longest in term of time needed to fly the route or the distance actually flown by the aircraft (when a longer route can use the jet stream to actually reduce total travel time). Also, although the term is most commonly used to compare between different non-stop flights, direct flights with stops (same flight number used for full journey) might also be compared in some occasions.

Current longest route[edit]

The "world's longest flight" has disputed status due to the generality of such a claim. While the distance between two cities is constant, aircraft do not follow a straight path but will adjust the flight path based on headwinds, tailwinds, other weather events, and to avoid flying over certain countries because of politics or war.[4]

By great circle distance[edit]

Since November 9, 2020 the longest scheduled airline flight by great circle distance is Singapore Airlines Flights SQ23/SQ24[5] using an Airbus A350-900 between Singapore and New York City-JFK at 15,349 kilometres (9,537 mi; 8,288 nmi).[6]

In March 2020, an Air Tahiti Nui Boeing 787-9 performed the longest-ever scheduled passenger flight by distance, flying non-stop from Faa'a International Airport in Papeete, Tahiti to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.[7] Usually, the aircraft has a refuelling stop at Los Angeles International Airport, and all passengers disembark the aircraft and pass through U.S. Customs and Border Protection before reboarding and continue to Paris. However, due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, this service opted not to stop at Los Angeles during its operation in March–April 2020. The route was also made possible by the aircraft's reduced passenger load, which eliminated the need to refuel. The aircraft flew for just under 16 hours and covered a distance of 15,715 kilometres (9,765 mi; 8,486 nmi), slightly longer than the flight between Singapore and New York City JFK operated by Singapore Airlines. The flight also set a record for the world's longest domestic passenger flight, as it flew between French territories.

An illustration of the Great Circle Route versus an optimized Jetstream Route between Los Angeles and Tokyo. Note the Eastbound (to Los Angeles) route, opting to take a longer route (by ground distance) that uses the Jetstream to save time and fuel.

By ground distance traveled[edit]

Routings may avoid great circle routes despite their shorter ground distance, in order to avoid headwinds and/or use tailwinds to save time and fuel, shortening the equivalent still-air distance. Typically, the longest flights measured by ground distance traveled are Singapore Airline's flights SQ23/SQ24 between Singapore and JFK Airport in New York City in the U.S. Both of these flights have a geometrically optimal great circle route near the North Pole of approximately 15,350 km (9,540 mi; 8,290 nmi). However, they typically choose to fly SQ24 to New York, a ground distance of around 16,600 km (10,300 mi; 9,000 nmi)[8] over the Pacific Ocean where jet streams can assist; and in the case of SQ23 back to Singapore sometimes opts, instead of a polar route, to head 16,500 km (10,300 mi; 8,900 nmi)[9] (in ground distance) eastward, across the Atlantic Ocean when favorable jet streams winds are available to save both flying time and fuel.

Similarly, the Air India flights between New Delhi and San Francisco fly a longer ground distance over the Pacific Ocean instead of a shorter great circle route over the Atlantic Ocean to avoid prevailing westerly headwinds.[10] AI173 and AI183 fly about 15,300 km (9,500 mi; 8,300 nmi), making them two of the longest non-stop flights.[11][12] In general, both of these flights travel about 15,300 km (9,500 mi; 8,300 nmi) in ground distance, and it is not unheard of for particular flights to cover more than 16,000 km (9,900 mi; 8,600 nmi). However neither of these flights' routes are amongst the top 35 longest (by great circle distance).[13][14]

Cathay Pacific flights from Hong Kong to New York City-JFK will also sometimes fly 15,000 km (9,300 mi; 8,100 nmi) ground routes, instead of a 12,984 km (8,068 mi; 7,011 nmi) great circle route, for the same reason.[15]

History[edit]

PBY Catalina G-AGKS of the Double Sunrise service

From 1943 to 1945, Qantas operated "The Double Sunrise", a weekly 5,652-kilometre (3,512 mi; 3,052 nmi) flight between Perth, Australia and Koggala Lagoon in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) with average flight times of 28 hours, using a Consolidated PBY Catalina.[16] One of these flights remains the record holder for longest time airborne (for a commercial flight) at 32 hours, 9 minutes.[17]

On 28 August 1948, a Martin Mars JRM-2 flying boat, the Caroline Mars, completed a non-stop flight from Honolulu, Hawaii to Chicago - flying a distance of 7,641 km (4,748 mi; 4,126 nmi) in 24 hours and 12 minutes.

On October 1–2, 1957, a Trans World Airlines Lockheed L-1649 Starliner, the ultimate piston-engine airliner in terms of range and endurance, flew the inaugural 8,638 kilometres (5,367 mi; 4,664 nmi) London–San Francisco polar route in 23 hours, 19 minutes.[18]

In June 1961, an El Al Boeing 707-320 flew a 9,137 kilometres (5,677 mi; 4,934 nmi) route from New York City-JFK to Tel Aviv averaging 9 hours, 33 minutes. This route was previously tested in December 1957 with a Bristol Britannia.[19]

In August 1967, Aerolíneas Argentinas established its non-stop Boeing 707-320B service on a 10,063 kilometres (6,253 mi; 5,434 nmi) route between Madrid and Buenos Aires with a flight time of 12 hours.[20] The arrival of the more fuel-efficient turbofans made easier the possibility of longer flights.

The Aerolíneas Argentinas route was the longest scheduled flight by distance until 1976, when the Boeing 747-SP entered service. In April 1976, Pan American World Airways set the new record with its 10,899 kilometres (6,772 mi; 5,885 nmi) New York City-JFK/Tokyo-Haneda route. In December, the airline set another record with Sydney–San Francisco, covering 11,937 kilometres (6,445 nmi; 7,417 mi).[21]

The dissolution of the Soviet Union eventually opened the airspace over Russia, allowing new circumpolar routes to come into use for commercial airlines.[22] On March 1, 2001, Continental Airlines launched a 12,980-kilometre (8,065 mi; 7,009 nmi) non-stop service from Newark to Hong Kong flying Boeing 777 aircraft. The duration of the non-stop flight exceeded 16 hours.[22] Within a month, United Airlines started its own New York City-JFK to Hong Kong service with Boeing 747-400 aircraft, adding 11 kilometers to the distance.[22]

In June 2004, Singapore Airlines introduced Flight SQ 21, using the Airbus A340-500 on a 15,344 kilometres (9,534 mi; 8,285 nmi) great circle route from Newark to Singapore, passing within 130 kilometres (81 mi; 70 nmi) of the North Pole and taking a little over 18 hours.[23] This was immediately surpassed by return Flight SQ 22, which flew a record of 16,600 kilometres (10,315 mi; 8,963 nmi) back to Newark.[24] Despite the greater distance, SQ 22 averaged a slightly shorter 17 hours, 45 minutes because of prevailing high-altitude winds.[25]

In the late 2000s/early 2010s, rising fuel prices coupled with the Great Recession caused the cancellation of many ultra-long haul, non-stop flights.[26] This included the services provided by Singapore Airlines from Singapore to both Newark and Los Angeles that were ended in late 2013.[27][28] But as fuel prices have since decreased and more fuel efficient aircraft have come into service, many ultra-long haul routes were reinstated or newly scheduled.[26]

A noteworthy such relaunch was on October 18, 2018, Singapore Airlines relaunched Flight SQ 21/22[29] using the fuel efficient Airbus A350-900ULR. It remained the world's longest scheduled commercial flight[29] until its indefinite suspension due to the global drop in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 24, 2020.[30]

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impossibility of transit in the USA through Los Angeles International Airport, Air Tahiti Nui scheduled and operated in March and April 2020 Flight TN64 as a non-stop flight between Papeete and Paris Charles de Gaulle, using a Boeing 787-9 and covering 15,715 km (9,765 mi; 8,485 nmi).,[31][32] setting a new record for the world's longest scheduled commercial passenger flight. Similarly a French Bee flight on 14 May 2020 set the record for the longest domestic flight in the world between Papeete and Paris Orly, using an Airbus A350-900 and covering a great circle distance of 15,728 km (9,773 mi; 8,492 nmi)[33] in 16 hours and 49 minutes.[34]

On November 9, 2020, Singapore Airlines launched the longest currently active commercial flight of SQ 23/24 between Singapore and JFK Airport New York City, USA at 15,349 kilometres (9,537 mi; 8,288 nmi) operated by an Airbus A350-900.[35]

Other record flights (non-scheduled)[edit]

Qantas B747-400 City of Canberra (VH-OJA) flew from London to Sydney non-stop during its 1989 promotional flight, flying 17,000 kilometers in about 20 hours.
Boeing B777-200LR (N6066Z) flew a demonstration flight from Hong Kong to London non-stop in 2005 in an unusual east-bound route. Setting a new world record at the time for a commercial airliner at 21,602 kilometers covered in 22 hours 42 minutes.

A number of promotional or delivery flights have extended the record of longest non-stop flights by a commercial aircraft:

In August 1989, the first Qantas Boeing 747-400, the City of Canberra, set a non-stop distance record for a commercial aircraft by flying 17,016 kilometres (9,188 nmi; 10,573 mi) between London and Sydney in 20 hours, 9 minutes. The purpose was to publicise the airline's "Longreach" services with the 747-400.[36]

This record held until June 16, 1993, when an Airbus A340-200, dubbed the World Ranger, flew from the Paris Air Show to Auckland, New Zealand in 21 hours 32 minutes and back in 21 hours, 46 minutes after a five-hour layover. This was the first non-stop flight between Europe and New Zealand.[37] The 19,277 kilometres (10,409 nmi; 11,978 mi) Paris to Auckland had 22 people aboard and five center tanks.[38]

The record was extended in July 1997, when a Boeing 777-200ER flew 20,044 kilometres (10,823 nmi; 12,455 mi) from Seattle to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on delivery to Malaysia Airlines.[39]

The record was further extended on November 9, 2005, by a Boeing 777-200LR demonstrator aircraft. It traveled 21,602 kilometres (11,664 nmi; 13,423 mi) eastward from Hong Kong to London-Heathrow in 22 hours, 42 minutes as opposed to a normal westward routing for that sector, which is much shorter at 9,648 kilometres (5,210 nmi; 5,995 mi).[40] Aboard were eight pilots and 27 passengers.[41]

Four months later, on March 25, 2006, British Airways (BA) used a similar Boeing 777-200ER to fly the longest commercial non-stop flight with paying passengers, when chartered by UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and his entourage of staff and journalists to fly from meetings in Brussels, traveling non-stop to ensure their attendance at the closing ceremonies of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.[42] The flight, covering 17,157 kilometres (9,264 nmi; 10,661 mi) and lasting 18 hours, 45 minutes, included a BA staff of 20 to facilitate cockpit and cabin crew rotation during the flight.[42]

Departing on November 14, 2019 and landing on November 15 a Qantas 787-9 flew London Heathrow to Sydney Airport nonstop with 52 passengers on board. The flight lasted 19 hours, 19 minutes and traveled a distance of 17,750 kilometres (9,584 nmi; 11,029 mi).[43]

On March 28, 2021 a Comlux 787-8, registered P4-787, flew a non scheduled flight from Seoul Incheon to Buenos Aires nonstop covering a total of 19,483 kilometres (10,520 nmi; 12,106 mi). The flight departed at 12:47 local time on March 28 and arrived on March 28 at 21:26 local time after 20 hours, 19 minutes flight time.[44][45]

Future routes[edit]

Scheduled services[edit]

A number of soon to be enabled services, with non-stop flights exceeding 12,878 kilometres (8,002 mi; 6,954 nmi), placing them on the top 30 list, have been announced:

From To Airline Number Distance Scheduled Aircraft First flight
United States San Francisco India Bengaluru United States United Airlines UA 152/153 14,004 km (8,702 mi; 7,562 nmi) 17:05–17:25 787-9 Aug 1, 2021[46][47][48]
United States Seattle/Tacoma India Bengaluru United States American Airlines AA 180/181 13,055 km (8,112 mi; 7,049 nmi) 16:40-16:45 787-9 October 31, 2021[49]

Envisioned services[edit]

According to a published report in September 2015, Miami International Airport (Florida) was in talks with EVA Air and China Airlines of Taiwan to launch before 2018 a nonstop 13,922 km (7,517 nmi; 8,651 mi) flight to Taipei.[50] In June 2016, a chartered China Airlines Boeing 777-300ER carrying Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen flew non-stop from Taipei to Miami before continuing to Panama. The airport director spoke with President Tsai about the opportunity for scheduled service between Miami and Taipei.[51] The airport has been actively pursuing a non-stop flight to East Asia since 2015. There are no non-stop passenger flights between Florida, the third-most populous state in the U.S., and East Asia.[52][53] In May 2017, the region's aviation department director predicted such a flight would happen within the next 24 months.[54] In November 2020, Starlux Airlines applied for rights to operate this Taipei - Miami route along with 14 others.[55]

Qantas is looking at starting non-stop flights between Perth and Paris in 2019 with Boeing 787-9 aircraft.[56] If a capable airliner becomes available, Qantas could launch non-stop flights by 2022 from Australia's eastern capitals to London.[57] Qantas estimates that a Sydney to London flight (17,016 kilometres (9,188 nmi; 10,573 mi)) would take 20 hours, 20 minutes, while a Sydney to New York City flight (16,013 kilometres (8,646 nmi; 9,950 mi)) would take 18 hours, 7 minutes.[57] On October 20, 2019, Qantas demonstrated the New York City to Sydney flight using a Boeing 787-9.[58] The flight took 19 hours, 15 minutes and the 49 people on the plane were staff and selected guests. In order to make the flight possible, the weight had to be precisely trimmed by limiting the number of passengers and cargo weight.

The Airbus A350-900ULR was launched in 2018 with a range of 17,964 kilometres (9,700 nmi; 11,162 mi)[59] and will be capable of flying both routes non-stop (Sydney - London and Sydney - New York City).[citation needed] The Boeing 777-8 is expected to enter service by 2022,[60][citation needed] have a range of 16,090 kilometres (8,688 nmi; 9,998 mi), and carry up to 365 passengers.[61] The 777-8X will be capable of flying the Sydney to New York City route non-stop with a higher payload than the A350-900ULR. It will also be able to fly Sydney to London non-stop with a low density configuration, carrying less than 365 passengers.[62]

Air New Zealand is envisioning non-stop flights from Auckland to Toronto (13,867 km (7,488 nmi; 8,617 mi)) beginning in the early 2020s. The airline has announced an order of Boeing 787-10 aircraft to replace its Boeing 777-200ER fleet.[63]

Vietnam Airlines is planning to use its A350-900 aircraft to fly between Ho Chi Minh City and Los Angeles, a great-circle distance of (13,146 km (7,098 nmi; 8,169 mi)).[citation needed]

El Al is planning a Tel Aviv – Melbourne route, a great-circle distance of 13,736 km (7,417 nmi; 8,535 mi),[64] and has already tested it with an actual flight distance of 14,594 km (7,880 nmi; 9,068 mi).[65] The longer flight distance was due to flights to and from Israel not being allowed to traverse Saudi Arabian air space. In September 2020 it was announced that Saudi Arabia will, for the first time, permit Israeli airlines to operate over its territory.[66] This will make it possible to operate this flight along the great circle route.

Turkish Airlines is planning an Istanbul - Sydney route, a great-circle distance of 14,967 km (8,082 nmi; 9,300 mi) with their Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. This will become the world's second-longest flight if it is effected.[67]

Services that never began[edit]

In August 2015, Emirates announced that nonstop flights between Dubai and Panama City, Panama would begin on 1 February 2016, covering 13,821 km (7,463 nmi; 8,588 mi)[68] in 17 hours, 35 minutes westbound. In January 2016, the start was postponed to 31 March 2016. In early March 2016, Emirates postponed the route until the end of 2016 or early 2017 or "as soon as conditions allow." As of July 2018, no further information has been given on the potential route.[69][70] In 2015, it would have been the world's longest non-stop flight.

In July 2019, Qantas announced and began selling tickets for new nonstop flights between Brisbane and Chicago that would begin operation in April 2020 covering 14,325 km (7,735 nmi; 8,901 mi) in 16 hours, 20 minutes eastbound using a Boeing 787-9 aircraft. (Flight number QF 85 & 86 in reference to the Chicago Bears 1986 Super Bowl Championship team).[71][72] However, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2020 Qantas announced it was delaying the route launch to September 2020. In July 2020, as part of Australia's pandemic response, almost all International flights were cancelled until March 2021, including this new route.[73] In January 2021, Qantas reopened its international flights for booking for 2021 and this new route was no longer included in their schedules for the foreseeable future/the rest of 2021. It would have been the world's fourth longest non-stop flight

Airliners[edit]

The longest range Airbus jetliner in service is the Airbus A350-900ULR, which is capable of flying 18,000 kilometres (9,700 nmi; 11,000 mi).[74][75] The A340-500 is capable of flying 16,670 kilometres (9,000 nmi; 10,360 mi) with 293 passengers. The A380 is capable of flying 15,200 kilometres (8,200 nmi; 9,400 mi) with 544 passengers. The standard A350-900 can fly 15,000 kilometres (8,100 nmi; 9,300 mi) with 325 passengers.

The longest range Boeing airliner in service is the 777-200LR, which can cover 17,446 kilometres (9,420 nmi; 10,840 mi)[76] with 317 passengers. The announced Boeing 777-8X will be capable of flying 16,170 kilometres (8,730 nmi; 10,050 mi) with 350 to 375 passengers.[77]

Many long-haul, non-stop routes that used to be uneconomical to operate are being made viable by the Airbus A330neo, the Airbus A350 XWB, the Boeing 777X, and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.[78]

Longest passenger flights[edit]

Non-stop flights (top 30, by great circle distance)[edit]

The following table lists the world's longest non-stop scheduled passenger routes by "great circle" distance. The actual distance flown, however, can be longer than the great circle distance for a variety of reasons, such as avoiding severe weather, taking advantage of favorable winds aloft, detouring around closed airspace, and diverting around war zones.

For the purposes of this table, multiple flights operated by the same airline between the same airports are counted as one flight, while different airlines operating between the same airports are counted separately. Also, each airport pair is counted separately, even though some cities have multiple airports supporting long-range flights (e.g. Kennedy and Newark airports serving New York City and Haneda and Narita serving Tokyo).

Rank From To Flight Distance Duration Aircraft First flight
1 United States New York–JFK Singapore Singapore Singapore Airlines SQ 23 15,349 km (9,537 mi; 8,288 nmi) 18:05-18:40 A350-900ULR Nov 9, 2020[79]
2 New Zealand Auckland Qatar Doha Qatar Airways QR 921 14,535 km (9,032 mi; 7,848 nmi) 17:40–18:20 777-200LR Feb 5, 2017[80]
3 Australia Perth United Kingdom London–Heathrow Qantas QF 9 14,499 km (9,009 mi; 7,829 nmi)[81] 17:25 787-9 Mar 24, 2018[82]
4 New Zealand Auckland United Arab Emirates Dubai Emirates EK 449 14,200 km (8,823 mi; 7,667 nmi) 17:05–17:20 777-200LR/A380-800 Mar 2, 2016
5 United States Los Angeles Singapore Singapore Singapore Airlines SQ 37, SQ 35 14,114 km (8,770 mi; 7,621 nmi) 15:00–17:50 A350-900ULR Nov 2, 2018[83]
6 United States San Francisco India Bengaluru Air India AI 176 14,004 km (8,702 mi; 7,562 nmi) 16:00–17:45 777-200LR Jan 9, 2021[84][85]
7 United States Houston Australia Sydney United Airlines UA 101 13,834 km (8,596 mi; 7,470 nmi) 17:30 787-9 Jan 18, 2018[86]
8 United States Dallas/Fort Worth Qantas QF 8 13,804 km (8,577 mi; 7,454 nmi) 16:50–17:05 787-9[87] Sep 29, 2014[a][89][90]
9 United States New York–JFK Philippines Manila Philippine Airlines PR 127 13,712 km (8,520 mi; 7,404 nmi) 16:30 A350-900 Oct 29, 2018[91]
10 United States San Francisco Singapore Singapore United Airlines UA 1, UA 29 13,593 km (8,446 mi; 7,340 nmi) 16:25–17:20 787-9 Jun 1, 2016[92]
Singapore Airlines SQ 31, SQ 33 16:30–17:35 A350-900ULR Oct 23, 2016[93]
11 South Africa Johannesburg United States Atlanta Delta Air Lines DL 201 13,581 km (8,439 mi; 7,333 nmi) 16:03–16:55 777-200LR Jun 1, 2009[94]
12 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi United States Los Angeles Etihad Airways EY 171 13,502 km (8,390 mi; 7,290 nmi) 16:35–17:00 777-300ER Jun 1, 2014[95]
13 United Arab Emirates Dubai Emirates EK 215 13,420 km (8,339 mi; 7,246 nmi) 16:00–16:20 A380-800 Oct 26, 2008[96]
14 Saudi Arabia Jeddah Saudia SV 41 13,409 km (8,332 mi; 7,240 nmi) 16:05 777-300ER Mar 31, 2014[97]
15 Qatar Doha Qatar Airways QR 739 13,367 km (8,306 mi; 7,218 nmi) 16:00–16:20 A350-1000 Jan 1, 2016
16 United States Chicago–O'Hare India Hyderabad Air India AI 108 13,301 km (8,265 mi; 7,182 nmi) 15:40–16:45 777-200LR Jan 13, 2021[98]
17 Canada Toronto Philippines Manila Philippine Airlines PR 119 13,230 km (8,221 mi; 7,144 nmi) 15:30–16:30 A350-900 Feb 2, 2019
18 Canada Vancouver Australia Melbourne Air Canada AC 37 13,183 km (8,192 mi; 7,118 nmi) 16:00–16:10 787-9 Dec 1, 2017[99]
19 United States Chicago New Zealand Auckland Air New Zealand NZ 27 13,170 km (8,183 mi; 7,111 nmi) 16:15–16:25 787-9 Nov 30, 2018[100]
20 United Arab Emirates Dubai United States Houston Emirates EK 211 13,144 km (8,167 mi; 7,097 nmi) 16:15–16:45 A380-800 Dec 3, 2007[101]
21 South Africa Cape Town United States Atlanta Delta Air Lines DL 204 13,084 km (8,130 mi; 7,065 nmi) 16:15 A350-900 Mar 28, 2021[46]
22 United States Dallas/Fort Worth Hong Kong Hong Kong American Airlines AA 125 13,072 km (8,123 mi; 7,058 nmi) 16:10–16:55 777-300ER Jun 11, 2014[102]
23 United Arab Emirates Dubai United States San Francisco Emirates EK 225 13,041 km (8,103 mi; 7,042 nmi) 15:50–16:15 777-300ER[103] Dec 15, 2008[104]
24 Qatar Doha Qatar Airways QR 737 13,014 km (8,087 mi; 7,027 nmi) 15:20-15:40 A350-900 Dec 15, 2020[105]
25 United States New York–JFK Hong Kong Hong Kong Cathay Pacific CX 831 CX 841 CX 845 12,990 km (8,072 mi; 7,014 nmi) 15:40–16:15 A350-1000/-900 / 777-300ER Jul 1, 2004[106]Note 4
26 United States Seattle Singapore Singapore Singapore Airlines SQ 28 12,988 km (8,070 mi; 7,013 nmi) 14:55–16:00 A350-900 Sep 3, 2019[107]
27 United States Newark Hong Kong Hong Kong United Airlines UA 179 12,980 km (8,065 mi; 7,009 nmi) 16:00 777-200ER Mar 1, 2001[108]
28 Qatar Doha United States Houston Qatar Airways QR 713 12,952 km (8,048 mi; 6,994 nmi) 15:50–16:30 A350-1000 Mar 31, 2009[109]
29 United Arab Emirates Dubai United States Dallas/Fort Worth Emirates EK 221 12,940 km (8,041 mi; 6,987 nmi) 16:00–16:15 777-200LR[103] Feb 2, 2012[110]
30 United States New York–JFK China Guangzhou China Southern CZ 300 CZ 600 12,878 km (8,002 mi; 6,954 nmi) 15:50–16:05 777-300ER / 787-9 August 6, 2014[111]

Direct flights with stops[edit]

A direct flight between an origin and final destination has an intermediate stop, with all segments having the same flight number and using the same aircraft. In the following table, the "Origin to final destination distance" column lists the great circle distance between the origin and final destination, excluding the stop. The "All sectors distance" column lists the total great circle distance from the origin to the stop to the final destination.

# Airline Flight
no.
Origin Stop Destination Origin-dest. All sectors Duration Aircraft
1 Air China CA 907 China Beijing—Capital Spain Madrid—Barajas Brazil São Paulo—Guarulhos 17,578 km (10,922 mi; 9,491 nmi) 17,584 km (10,926 mi; 9,495 nmi) 21:30 to 22:05 787-9
2 Qantas QF 1 Australia Sydney Singapore Singapore United Kingdom London—Heathrow 17,016 km (10,573 mi; 9,188 nmi) 17,176 km (10,673 mi; 9,274 nmi) 22:15 787-9[87]
British Airways BA 16 21:45 to 22:00 777-300ER
3 Qantas QF 9 Australia Melbourne Australia Perth 16,904 km (10,504 mi; 9,127 nmi) 17,205 km (10,691 mi; 9,290 nmi) 21:20 787-9[87]
4 Singapore Airlines SQ 52 Singapore Singapore United Kingdom Manchester, UK United States Houston 15,981 km (9,930 mi; 8,629 nmi) 18,545 km (11,523 mi; 10,013 nmi) 26:10 A350-900
5 French Bee BF 710 France Paris—Orly United States San Francisco French Polynesia Papeete 15,728 km (9,773 mi; 8,492 nmi) 15,742 km (9,782 mi; 8,500 nmi) 21:00
6 Air Tahiti Nui TN 7 France Paris—CDG United States Los Angeles 15,715 km (9,765 mi; 8,485 nmi) 15,715 km (9,765 mi; 8,485 nmi) 20:10 to 20:25 787-9
Air France AF 76 20:05 to 20:25 777-200ER
7 Air Canada AC 33 Canada Toronto—Pearson Canada Vancouver Australia Sydney 15,551 km (9,663 mi; 8,397 nmi) 15,838 km (9,841 mi; 8,552 nmi) 20:15 to 20:37 777-200LR/787-9
8 Singapore Airlines SQ 26 Singapore Singapore Germany Frankfurt United States New York—JFK 15,348 km (9,537 mi; 8,287 nmi) 16,488 km (10,245 mi; 8,903 nmi) 21:15 to 22:20 A380-800
9 Emirates EK 245 United Arab Emirates Dubai Brazil Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Chile Santiago 14,777 km (9,182 mi; 7,979 nmi) 14,825 km (9,212 mi; 8,005 nmi) 20:40 777-200LR
10 EK 255 Spain Barcelona Mexico Mexico City 14,345 km (8,914 mi; 7,746 nmi) 14,680 km (9,122 mi; 7,927 nmi) 21:00 777-200LR
11 Air China CA 886 Panama Panama City United States Houston China Beijing—Capital 14,322 km (8,899 mi; 7,733 nmi) 14,429 km (8,966 mi; 7,791 nmi) 21:10 777-300ER
12 Emirates EK 451 New Zealand Auckland Indonesia Denpasar United Arab Emirates Dubai 14,200 km (8,823 mi; 7,667 nmi) 14,232 km (8,843 mi; 7,685 nmi) 18:00 to 18:10 777-300ER
13 China Southern Airlines CZ 378 Mexico Mexico City Canada Vancouver China Guangzhou 14,115 km (8,771 mi; 7,621 nmi) 14,162 km (8,800 mi; 7,647 nmi) 18:15 to 19:00 787-8
14 Singapore Airlines SQ 11 United States Los Angeles Japan Tokyo—Narita Singapore Singapore 14,113 km (8,769 mi; 7,620 nmi) 14,122 km (8,775 mi; 7,625 nmi) 18:45 to 19:30 777-300ER
15 Emirates EK 413 New Zealand Christchurch Australia Sydney United Arab Emirates Dubai 14,050 km (8,730 mi; 7,586 nmi) 14,168 km (8,804 mi; 7,650 nmi) 17:45 A380-800
16 Air China CA 880 Cuba Havana Canada Montréal–Trudeau China Beijing—Capital 12,751 km (7,923 mi; 6,885 nmi) 13,088 km (8,133 mi; 7,067 nmi) 19:30 787-9

Discontinued non-stop flights[edit]

Rank From To Airline Flight
number
Distance Scheduled
duration
(hh:mm)
Aircraft type Final flight
1 French Polynesia Papeete France Paris—CDG Air Tahiti Nui TN 64 15,715 km (9,765 mi; 8,485 nmi) 16:20 Boeing 787-9 April 19, 2020[112][113]
2 United States Newark Singapore Singapore Singapore Airlines SQ 21 15,344 km (9,534 mi; 8,285 nmi) 18:30–18:45 Airbus A350-900ULR March 24, 2020 Note 1
3 United States Los Angeles United Airlines UA 37 14,114 km (8,770 mi; 7,621 nmi) 15:00 to 17:10 Boeing 787-9 October 25, 2018
Now operates as 2nd daily SFO-SIN service[114][115] Note 2
4 United States New York–JFK Thailand Bangkok Thai Airways TG 793 13,965 km (8,677 mi; 7,540 nmi) 17:00 Airbus A340-500 July 1, 2008[116]
5 India Mumbai United States Atlanta Delta Air Lines DL 185 13,696 km (8,510 mi; 7,395 nmi) 17:55 Boeing 777-200LR October 21, 2009[117] Note 3
6 United States Dallas/Fort Worth Australia Brisbane Qantas QF 8 13,364 km (8,304 mi; 7,216 nmi) 16:05 Boeing 747-400ER September 28, 2014
Now operates to Sydney.
7 United States Los Angeles Thailand Bangkok Thai Airways TG 795 13,309 km (8,270 mi; 7,186 nmi) 17:20 Airbus A340-500 April 30, 2012
8 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi United States San Francisco Etihad Airways EY 183 13,129 km (8,158 mi; 7,089 nmi) 16:00 Boeing 777-200LR October 28, 2017
9 United States Washington, D.C. Hong Kong Hong Kong Cathay Pacific CX 861 13,121 km (8,153 mi; 7,085 nmi) 15:55 Airbus A350-1000 February 14, 2020[118]
10 South Africa Johannesburg United States Washington, D.C. South African Airways SA 208 13,091 km (8,134 mi; 7,069 nmi) 17:00 Airbus A340-600 April 30, 2009[119]
11 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi United States Dallas/Fort Worth Etihad Airways EY 161 12,990 km (8,072 mi; 7,014 nmi) 16:05 to 16:30 Boeing 777-200LR March 24, 2018[120][121]
12 United States Newark Hong Kong Hong Kong Cathay Pacific CX 899 12,980 km (8,070 mi; 7,010 nmi) 15:45–16:00 Airbus A350-900 February 10, 2020[122]
13 China Shanghai Mexico Mexico City Aeroméxico AM 99 12,916 km (8,026 mi; 6,974 nmi) 14:30 to 15:15 Boeing 787-9 December 14, 2019
14 United States Detroit Hong Kong Hong Kong Delta Air Lines DL 187 12,645 km (7,857 mi; 6,828 nmi) 15:45 Boeing 777-200LR August 30, 2012[123]
15 United Arab Emirates Dubai United States Fort Lauderdale Emirates EK 213 12,594 km (7,826 mi; 6,800 nmi) 15:50 Boeing 777-200LR March 12, 2020
16 India Mumbai United States New York–JFK Air India AI 105 12,570 km (7,811 mi; 6,787 nmi) 16:15 Boeing 777-300ER March 15, 2019[124]
17 United States Chicago Hong Kong Hong Kong/Kowloon United Airlines UA 895 12,534 km (7,788 mi; 6,768 nmi) 15:50 Boeing 747-400 July 5, 1998[125] Note 5
18 United Arab Emirates Dubai United States Atlanta Delta Air Lines DL 7 12,230 km (7,599 mi; 6,604 nmi) 15:45 Boeing 777-200LR February 11, 2016[126]
19 United States Minneapolis/Saint Paul Hong Kong Hong Kong/Kowloon Northwest Airlines NW 97 12,062 km (7,495 mi; 6,513 nmi) 15:00 Boeing 747-400 July 5, 1998[127]
20 India Delhi United States Chicago American Airlines AA 293 12,045 km (7,484 mi; 6,504 nmi) 15:55 Boeing 777-200ER February 28, 2012[128]
Notes

^Note 1 Service began on June 28, 2004, at which point it was the longest non-stop commercial flight. This flight was business class only from 2008 to 2013, with 100 seats.[129][130]
^Note 2 Service began on February 3, 2004, at which point it was the longest non-stop commercial flight.[129][130]
^Note 3 This was the longest flight ever operated by Delta Air Lines.[131]
^Note 4 Service on this route began on April 1, 2001 by United Airlines, at which time it was the world's longest non-stop commercial flight.[132]
^Note 5 This was the world's longest flight from its commencement in 1996 until its cancellation in 1998. Now operates to nearby Hong Kong International Airport with the Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.

Airlines and aircraft types for non-stop flights[edit]

The sections below gives two separate views. The first one lists all the commercial aircraft types used for serving non-stop flights and their currently scheduled and operating longest flight. The second section attempts to list all the passenger airline companies in the world and their longest scheduled non-stop flight currently in operation.

By aircraft type[edit]

Current[edit]

The table below lists the current longest (by great circle distance) non-stop flights operated by different types of aircraft.

Aircraft Type Origin Destination Distance Scheduled Airline Flight
Airbus A220-100 Jetliner United States New York-JFK United States Salt Lake City 3,202 km (1,990 mi; 1,729 nmi) 5:30 Delta Air Lines DL 917
Airbus A220-300 Jetliner United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Latvia Riga 4,369 km (2,715 mi; 2,359 nmi) 6:35 airBaltic BT 798
Airbus A300-600 Jetliner Iran Tehran United Kingdom London–Heathrow 4,433 km (2,755 mi; 2,394 nmi) 6:35 Iran Air IR 711
Airbus A310 Jetliner Iran Tehran France Paris 4,204 km (2,612 mi; 2,270 nmi) 5:40 Iran Air IR 733
Airbus A318 Jetliner United States New York–JFK United Kingdom London–City 5,588 km (3,472 mi; 3,017 nmi) 7:20 British Airways BA 2
Airbus A319 Jetliner Uruguay Montevideo Colombia Bogota 4,771 km (2,965 mi; 2,576 nmi) 6:47 Avianca AV 110
Airbus A320 Jetliner Bahrain Bahrain United Kingdom London–Heathrow 5,100 km (3,169 mi; 2,754 nmi) 6:35 Gulf Air GF 3
Airbus A320neo Jetliner Russia Moscow-Domodedovo Russia Blagoveshchensk 5,620 km (3,492 mi; 3,035 nmi) 7:20 Ural Airlines, S7 Airlines U6 349, S7 3061
Airbus A321 Jetliner United States Boston United States San Francisco 4,352 km (2,704 mi; 2,350 nmi) 6:49 JetBlue B6 33/133/333/633
Airbus A321neo Jetliner Canada Montréal–Trudeau France Nice 6,145 km (3,818 mi; 3,318 nmi) 7:25 Air Transat TS648
Airbus A321LR Jetliner Canada Montréal–Trudeau Greece Athens 7,651 km (4,754 mi; 4,131 nmi) 9:05 Air Transat TS690
Airbus A330-200 Jetliner Spain Barcelona Chile Santiago 11,132 km (6,917 mi; 6,011 nmi) 16:30 Level LV 2605
Airbus A330-300 Jetliner United States Detroit Japan Nagoya 10,544 km (6,552 mi; 5,693 nmi) 14:05 Delta Air Lines DL 95
Airbus A330-900 Jetliner Indonesia Makassar Saudi Arabia Jeddah 9,235 km (5,738 mi; 4,987 nmi) 10:50 Lion Air JT 90
Airbus A340-300 Jetliner Switzerland Zurich Argentina Buenos Aires–Ezeiza 11,298 km (7,020 mi; 6,100 nmi) 14:10 Edelweiss Air WK 90
Airbus A340-500 Jetliner Azerbaijan Baku Russia Moscow–Domodedovo 1,887 km (1,173 mi; 1,019 nmi) 3:10 Azerbaijan Airlines J2 852
Airbus A340-600 Jetliner Iran Tehran China Shanghai 6,455 km (4,011 mi; 3,485 nmi) 9:30 Mahan Air W5 76
Airbus A350-900 Jetliner United States New York–JFK Philippines Manila 13,712 km (8,520 mi; 7,404 nmi) 16:30 Philippine Airlines PR 119
Airbus A350-900ULR Jetliner United States New York–JFK Singapore Singapore 15,349 km (9,537 mi; 8,288 nmi) 18:40 Singapore Airlines SQ 23
Airbus A350-1000 Jetliner Qatar Doha United States Los Angeles 13,367 km (8,306 mi; 7,218 nmi) 16:00 Qatar Airways QR 739
Airbus A380 Jetliner New Zealand Auckland United Arab Emirates Dubai 14,201 km (8,824 mi; 7,668 nmi) 17:05 Emirates EK 449
ATR 42 Turboprop French Polynesia Totegegie French Polynesia Papeete 1,655 km (1,028 mi; 894 nmi) 3:45 Air Tahiti VT 951
ATR 72 Turboprop Israel Tel Aviv Ukraine Kyiv 2,063 km (1,282 mi; 1,114 nmi) 4:49 Israir Airlines 6H 851
Boeing 737-200 Jetliner Canada Yellowknife Canada Resolute 1,560 km (969 mi; 842 nmi) 2:35 Canadian North (charter) MPE 9201
Boeing 737-300 Jetliner Canada Edmonton United States West Palm Beach 4,047 km (2,515 mi; 2,185 nmi) 5:35 Canadian North (charter) MPE 9750
Boeing 737-500 Jetliner Canada Ottawa Canada Yellowknife 3,108 km (1,931 mi; 1,678 nmi) 4:40 Air North 4N 512
Boeing 737-600 Jetliner Canada Ottawa Canada Vancouver 3,563 km (2,214 mi; 1,924 nmi) 5:13 WestJet WS 143
Boeing 737-700 Jetliner Panama Panama City Brazil Recife 5,285 km (3,284 mi; 2,854 nmi) 7:20 Copa Airlines CM 167
Boeing 737-800 Jetliner Panama Panama City Uruguay Montevideo 5,447 km (3,385 mi; 2,941 nmi) 7:35 Copa Airlines CM 283, CM 368
Boeing 737-900 Jetliner Israel Tel Aviv United Kingdom London-Luton 3,605 km (2,240 mi; 1,947 nmi) 5:25 El Al LY 311, LY 313
Boeing 737-900ER Jetliner Turkey Istanbul Tanzania Dar es Salaam 5,438 km (3,379 mi; 2,936 nmi) 7:05 Turkish Airlines TK 604
Boeing 737 MAX 8 Jetliner Brazil Brasília United States Orlando 6,079 km (3,777 mi; 3,282 nmi) 9:50 Gol Transportes Aéreos G3 7602
Boeing 737 MAX 9 Jetliner Panama Panama City United States San Francisco 5,342 km (3,319 mi; 2,884 nmi) 7:38 Copa Airlines CM 208

CM382

Boeing 747-400 Jetliner India Kolkata India Delhi 1,313 km (816 mi; 709 nmi) 2:10 Air India AI 536
Boeing 747-8 Jetliner Germany Frankfurt Indonesia Jakarta 11,106 km (6,901 mi; 5,997 nmi) 14:10 Lufthansa LH 776
Boeing 757-200 Jetliner United Kingdom London United States Washington D.C. 5,917 km (3,677 mi; 3,195 nmi) 8:35 United Airlines UA 123
Boeing 757-300 Jetliner United States Denver United States Honolulu 5,414 km (3,364 mi; 2,923 nmi) 7:30 United Airlines UA 328
Boeing 767-200ER Jetliner Russia Anadyr Ugolny Russia Moscow–Vnukovo 6,241 km (3,878 mi; 3,370 nmi) 8:25 Utair UT 534
Boeing 767-300 Jetliner United States Miami Brazil Asunción 6,155 km (3,825 mi; 3,323 nmi) 8:00 Eastern Airlines 2D 161
Boeing 767-300ER Jetliner Spain Barcelona Peru Lima 10,000 km (6,214 mi; 5,400 nmi) 13:15 LATAM Airlines Group LA 2431
Boeing 767-400ER Jetliner Italy Rome–Fiumicino United States Atlanta 8,105 km (5,036 mi; 4,376 nmi) 11:10 Delta Air Lines DL 63
Boeing 777-200 Jetliner United States Chicago United States Honolulu 6,829 km (4,243 mi; 3,687 nmi) 9:20 United Airlines UA 219
Boeing 777-200ER Jetliner India Delhi United States Newark 11,786 km (7,323 mi; 6,364 nmi) 15:30 United Airlines UA 83
Boeing 777-200LR Jetliner New Zealand Auckland Qatar Doha 14,535 km (9,032 mi; 7,848 nmi) 17:40 Qatar Airways QR 921
Boeing 777-300 Jetliner Thailand Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi Russia Moscow-Sheremetyevo 7,106 km (4,415 mi; 3,837 nmi) 9:35 Rossiya Airlines SU 6275
Boeing 777-300ER Jetliner United States Los Angeles United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi 13,502 km (8,390 mi; 7,290 nmi) 16:35 Etihad Airways EY 171
Boeing 787-8 Jetliner India Mumbai United States Newark 12,565 km (7,808 mi; 6,785 nmi) 15:50 Air India AI 191
Boeing 787-9 Jetliner Australia Perth United Kingdom London–Heathrow 14,499 km (9,009 mi; 7,829 nmi) 17:20 Qantas QF 9
Boeing 787-10 Jetliner Taiwan Taipei France Paris—CDG 9,805 km (6,093 mi; 5,294 nmi) 13:50 Eva Air BR 87[133]
Bombardier CRJ-200 Jetliner United States Denver United States Santa Rosa 1,572 km (977 mi; 849 nmi) 3:11 United Airlines UA 5805
Bombardier CRJ-900 Jetliner Canada Vancouver United States Chicago-O'Hare 2,838 km (1,763 mi; 1,532 nmi) 4:02 Air Canada AC 8038
De Havilland Canada Dash 8 -Q200 Turboprop Denmark Copenhagen Iceland Reykjavík–Keflavík 2,151 km (1,337 mi; 1,161 nmi) 5:43 Air Greenland GL 6779
De Haviland Canada Dash 8 Q400 Turboprop Norway Harstad/Narvik Evenes Germany Munich Airport 2,264 km (1,407 mi; 1,222 nmi) Widerøe
Embraer ERJ-140 Jetliner United States New York–LaGuardia United States Memphis 1,550 km (963 mi; 837 nmi) 3:00 American Airlines AA 3473
Embraer ERJ-145 Jetliner United States Denver United States Knoxville 1,870 km (1,162 mi; 1,010 nmi) 3:20 United Airlines AA 4760
Embraer E170 Jetliner Russia Novosibirsk Russia Voronezh 2,858 km (1,776 mi; 1,543 nmi) 4:45 S7 Airlines S7 5049
Embraer E175 Jetliner United States San Francisco United States Madison, Wisconsin 2,850 km (1,771 mi; 1,539 nmi) 5:00 United Airlines UA 5780
Embraer E190 Jetliner Canada Toronto–Pearson United States Portland, Oregon 3,375 km (2,097 mi; 1,822 nmi) 5:08 Air Canada AC 547
Embraer E190-E2 Jetliner Norway Bergen Cyprus Larnaca 3,486 km (2,166 mi; 1,882 nmi) 4:23 Widerøe WF7700
Fairchild Dornier 328JET Jetliner United States Atlanta-Peachtree United States Cincinnati–Lunken 580 km (360 mi; 313 nmi) 1:06 Ultimate Air Shuttle P1 433
Fokker 100 Jetliner Australia Adelaide Australia Perth 2,120 km (1,317 mi; 1,145 nmi) 3:25 Virgin Australia VA 715/717/719
Ilyushin Il-96 Jetliner Cuba Havana France Paris–Orly 7,752 km (4,817 mi; 4,186 nmi) 9:30 Cubana de Aviación CU 444
Saab 2000 Turboprop United States Anchorage United States Unalaska, Alaska 1,274 km (792 mi; 688 nmi) 2:15 PenAir AS 3298
Swearingen Metroliner Turboprop Australia Darwin Australia Granite Downs, SA 1,634 km (1,015 mi; 882 nmi) 2:15 AirNorth TL 868

Records[edit]

The table below lists the longest (by great circle distance) current and historical regularly scheduled non-stop revenue flights operated by different types of aircraft. The table does not include special promotional or delivery flights, such as shown above.

Aircraft Type Origin Destination Distance Scheduled duration Airline Flight number
Airbus A220-100 Jetliner United States New York–LaGuardia United States Houston 2,279 km (1,416 mi; 1,231 nmi) 3:45 Delta Air Lines DL 1004/1038/465/1277/548
Airbus A220-300 Jetliner Latvia Riga United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi 4,368 km (2,714 mi; 2,359 nmi) 5:50 airBaltic BT 797
Airbus A318 Jetliner United States New York–JFK United Kingdom London–City 5,569 km (3,460 mi; 3,007 nmi) 7:30 British Airways BA 2
Airbus A319 Jetliner Germany Düsseldorf United States Chicago–O'Hare 6,808 km (4,230 mi; 3,676 nmi) 9:15 Lufthansa LH 436
Airbus A320neo Jetliner Australia Brisbane Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan 5,444 km (3,383 mi; 2,940 nmi) 6:55 Royal Brunei Airlines RB 10
Airbus A321neo Jetliner Philippines Manila Australia Sydney 6,260 km (3,890 mi; 3,380 nmi) 8:25 Philippine Airlines PR213
Airbus A340-500 Jetliner United States Newark Singapore Singapore 15,345 km (9,535 mi; 8,286 nmi) 18:50 Singapore Airlines SQ 21
Airbus A340-600 Jetliner United States New York–JFK Hong Kong Hong Kong 12,983 km (8,067 mi; 7,010 nmi) 15:20 Cathay Pacific CX 831
Airbus A350-900 Jetliner Singapore Singapore 15,349 km (9,537 mi; 8,288 nmi) 18:40 Singapore Airlines SQ 23
Airbus A350-900ULR Jetliner Singapore Singapore 15,349 km (9,537 mi; 8,288 nmi) 18:40 Singapore Airlines SQ 23
Airbus A350-1000 Jetliner Qatar Doha United States Los Angeles 13,367 km (8,306 mi; 7,218 nmi) 16:00 Qatar Airways QR 739
Airbus A380 Jetliner New Zealand Auckland United Arab Emirates Dubai 14,203 km (8,825 mi; 7,669 nmi) 17:15 Emirates EK 449
Boeing 737-200 Jetliner RussiaYuzhno–Sakhalinsk China Beijing—Capital 2,229 km (1,385 mi; 1,204 nmi) 3:50 SAT Airlines HZ 171
Boeing 737-400 Jetliner India Mumbai Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 3,623 km (2,251 mi; 1,956 nmi) 5:20 Malaysia Airlines MH 152
Boeing 737-700 Jetliner Netherlands Amsterdam United States Houston 8,058 km (5,007 mi; 4,351 nmi) 10:40 KLM KL 663
Boeing 737-900 Jetliner Israel Tel Aviv 3,315 km (2,060 mi; 1,790 nmi) 5:00 KLM KL 462
Boeing 737-900ER Jetliner Turkey Istanbul Tanzania Dar es Salaam 5,438 km (3,379 mi; 2,936 nmi) 7:05 Turkish Airlines TK 604
Boeing 737 MAX 8 Jetliner Brazil Brasília United States Orlando 6,112 km (3,798 mi; 3,300 nmi) 9:50 Gol Transportes Aéreos G3 7602
Boeing 737 MAX 9 Jetliner Panama Panama City United States San Francisco 5,342 km (3,319 mi; 2,884 nmi) 7:38 Copa Airlines CM 208
Boeing 747SP Jetliner Australia Sydney United States Los Angeles 12,051 km (7,488 mi; 6,507 nmi) 14;25 Pan Am PA 816[134]
Boeing 747-200 Jetliner Japan Tokyo—Narita United States New York–JFK 10,854 km (6,744 mi; 5,861 nmi) 12:45 Japan Airlines JL 6[135]
Boeing 747-300 Jetliner Hong Kong Hong Kong/Kowloon United States San Francisco 11,127 km (6,914 mi; 6,008 nmi) 11:00 Singapore Airlines SQ 1[136]
Boeing 747-400 Jetliner United States New York–JFK Hong Kong Hong Kong 12,983 km (8,067 mi; 7,010 nmi) 15:50 United Airlines UA 821
Boeing 747-400D Jetliner Japan Tokyo—Haneda Japan Okinawa-Naha 1,554 km (966 mi; 839 nmi) 2:50 All Nippon Airways NH 127
Boeing 747-400ER Jetliner Australia Sydney United States Dallas/Fort Worth 13,804 km (8,577 mi; 7,454 nmi) 15:25 Qantas QF 7
Boeing 747-8 Jetliner South Korea Seoul–Incheon United States Atlanta 11,510 km (7,152 mi; 6,215 nmi) 13:05 Korean Air KE 35
Boeing 757-200 Jetliner Mexico Cancún Argentina Buenos Aires–Ezeiza 6,870 km (4,269 mi; 3,710 nmi) Mexicana Airlines MX 1690
Boeing 767-300ER Jetliner Germany Munich Brazil São Paulo—Guarulhos 9,867 km (6,131 mi; 5,328 nmi) 12:40 Varig RG 743
Boeing 777-200ER Jetliner United States Newark Hong Kong Hong Kong 12,980 km (8,065 mi; 7,009 nmi) 15:30 to 15:50 Continental Airlines
United Airlines
CO 98
UA 179
Boeing 777-200LR Jetliner New Zealand Auckland Qatar Doha 14,535 km (9,032 mi; 7,848 nmi) 17:40 Qatar Airways QR 921
Boeing 777-300ER Jetliner United Arab Emirates Dubai 14,200 km (8,823 mi; 7,667 nmi) 17:25 Emirates EK 449
Boeing 787-8 Jetliner Mexico Mexico City China Shanghai 12,917 km (8,026 mi; 6,975 nmi) 16:40 Aeromexico AM 97/99
Boeing 787-9 Jetliner French Polynesia Papeete France Paris—CDG 15,715 km (9,765 mi; 8,485 nmi) 16:20 Air Tahiti Nui TN 64
Boeing 787-10 Jetliner China Beijing—Capital United States Washington-Dulles 11,137 km (6,920 mi; 6,013 nmi) 12:23 United Airlines UA 808
Bombardier CRJ-200 Jetliner Canada Calgary United States Houston 2,813 km (1,748 mi; 1,519 nmi) 3:54 Air Canada
Bombardier CRJ-700 Jetliner United States Chicago–O'Hare United States Tucson 2,313 km (1,437 mi; 1,249 nmi) 4:00 American Airlines AA 3045
Bombardier CRJ-900 Jetliner Canada Vancouver United States Dallas/Fort Worth 2,822 km (1,754 mi; 1,524 nmi) 4:30 Air Canada AC 8626
Consolidated PBY Catalina Seaplane New Zealand Nedlands Sri Lanka Koggala 5,625 km (3,495 mi; 3,037 nmi) avg. 27 hr[citation needed]

max. 34 hr[citation needed]

Qantas [citation needed]
Concorde Super Sonic Transport Singapore Singapore BahrainBahrain[137] 6,332 km (3,935 mi; 3,419 nmi) 4:25 Singapore Airlines SQ 301/16
Embraer ERJ-145 Jetliner United States Los Angeles Mexico Acapulco 2,665 km (1,656 mi; 1,439 nmi) 4:00 Delta Air Lines
Embraer E170 Jetliner United States Newark United States Oklahoma City 2,132 km (1,325 mi; 1,151 nmi) 3:38 United Airlines UA 3532
Embraer E175 Jetliner United States San Francisco United States Madison, Wisconsin 2,852 km (1,772 mi; 1,540 nmi) 5:00 United Airlines UA 5780
Embraer E190 Jetliner Canada Toronto–Pearson United States Portland, Oregon 3,375 km (2,097 mi; 1,822 nmi) 5:08 Air Canada AC 547
Embraer E190-E2 Jetliner Norway Bergen Cyprus Larnaca 3,486 km (2,166 mi; 1,882 nmi) 4:23 Widerøe WF 7700
Lockheed Constellation L-1649A Propliner United States San Francisco France Paris—Orly 9,001 km (5,593 mi; 4,860 nmi) 19:45 Trans World Airlines TW 870[138]
Tupolev Tu-114 Propliner Russia Murmansk Cuba Havana 8,592 km (5,339 mi; 4,639 nmi) 14:00-15:00[139] Aeroflot
Tupolev Tu-204 Jetliner Russia St. Petersburg Russia Vladivostok[citation needed] 6,554 km (4,072 mi; 3,539 nmi) Vladivostok Air

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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