Non-stop flight

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A non-stop flight is a flight by an aircraft with no intermediate stops.


The dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 eventually opened up Russian airspace, allowing commercial airlines to exploit new circumpolar routes and enabling many new non-stop services.[1]

In the late 2000s to early 2010s, rising fuel prices coupled with economic crisis resulted in cancellation of many ultra-long haul non-stop flights.[2] As fuel prices fell and aircraft became more economical the economic viability of ultra long haul flights improved.[2]


Direct flight and Non-stop flight often are confused with each other. Starting March 31, 2019 American Airlines started offering non-stop flights from Phoenix, Arizona to London, England [3] meaning that the plane leaves Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and lands at Heathrow Airport. Whereas a Direct flight simply would mean that the passengers would not have to get off the plane but the plane could stop between the two cities.

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  1. ^ "From Newark Over the North Pole". New York Times. 30 March 2001. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b A new era of 'ultra-long-haul' aviation
  3. ^ "American Airlines first flight between Phoenix and London takes off". Chamber Business News. 1 April 2019. Retrieved 1 April 2019.

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