Qatar Airways

World’s longest flight lands in New Zealand!

WELLINGTON: The world’s longest commercial flight landed in New Zealand on Monday (Feb 6) with the arrival of Qatar Airways’ 14`535-kilometer Doha-Auckland service, the airline announced.

“We’ve officially landed in Auckland,” the airline tweeted as flight QR920 landed at 07.25 am (local time), five minutes ahead of schedule after a 16 hours 23 minutes flight.

There were four pilots on board as well as 15 cabin crew who served 1100 cups of tea and coffee, 2000 cold drinks and 1036 meals during the flight.

Top 10 longest flights in the world:

  1. Doha-Auckland, Qatar Airways, 14`535 km
  2. Dubai-Auckland, Emirates, 14`193 km
  3. Sydney-Dallas, Qantas, 13`802 km
  4. San Francisco-Singapore, United Airlines & Singapore Airlines, 13`575 km
  5. Atlanta-Johannesburg, Delta, 13`573 km
  6. Abu Dhabi-Los Angeles, Etihad, 13`478 km
  7. Dubai-Los Angeles, Emirates, 13`420 km
  8. Jeddah-Los Angeles, Saudia, 13`409 km
  9. Doha-Los Angeles, Qatar Airways, 13`341 km
  10. Dubai-Houston, Emirates, 13`118 km