Pack your bags - the world's longest distance commercial flights

From Qantas’ QF7/QF8 to Cathay Pacific’s CX 830/831, airport-technology.com lists the world’s top ten ultra long-haul non-stop flights based on distance.


Emirates 448/449

Emirates Flight 448/449 (Boeing 777-200LR) - 14,200km (Dubai - Auckland)

Emirates Airline operates the world's longest non-stop scheduled service between Dubai and Auckland. The 14,200km journey from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Auckland Airport (AKL) takes less than 16 hours.

The maiden flight on the route was aboard an A380 in March 2016, but the route is regularly served by Boeing 777-200LR aircraft with a maximum carrying capacity of 266 passengers.

Qantas QF 7/QF 8 (A380-800) - 13,824km (Sydney - Dallas/Fort Worth)

The QF7/QF8 flights operated by Qantas on A380-800 aircraft between Sydney and Dallas/Fort Worth is the world's second longest flight route covering 13,824km aboard some of the world's biggest airliners.

The scheduled flight duration for QF7 is 15 hours and 25 minutes and that for QF8 is 16 hours and 50 minutes. The service was offered on Boeing 747s from May 2011 but was replaced by A380-800 aircraft in September 2014.

Delta DL 201

Delta DL 201 - 13,597km (Johannesburg - Atlanta)

The DL 201 service operated by Delta Air Lines serves the 13,597km-long commercial flight between OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) in Atlanta, US.

Delta introduced the DL 201 daily nonstop service with Boeing 777-200LR on this route in June 2009, replacing the flight between Atlanta and Johannesburg via Dakar. The DL 201 flight takes 16 hours and 40 minutes in summer and 16 hours and 05 minutes during winter.

Etihad EY 171 - 13,500km (Abu Dhabi - Los Angeles)

The EY 171 service between Abu Dhabi and Los Angeles is operated by Etihad Airways, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The 13,500km-long route was initially served by Etihad's Airbus 340-500 but was later replaced by the Boeing 777-200 LR.

The Boeing 777-200 LR configured for Etihad carries 237 passengers and takes 16 hours and 30 minutes.

Emirates EK 215

Emirates EK 215 - 13,416km (Dubai - Los Angeles)

Emirates Airline operates its longest non-stop EK 215 flight (A380 service) between Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The 13,416km journey between the two cities takes 16 hours and 20 minutes.

The scheduled daily 777-200LR service was launched on the route in October 2008 but replaced with an A380 service in December 2013.

Saudia SV 41 - 13,405km (Jeddah - Los Angeles)

The SV 41 service operated by Saudia (Saudi Arabian Airlines) between Jeddah and Los Angeles was launched in March 2014 with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The scheduled non-stop flight navigates the 13,405km distance between King Abdulaziz International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport taking up to 17 hours.

The 777-300ER aircraft is equipped with 24 First Class, 36 Business Class and 245 Economy Class seats.

Emirates EK 211

Emirates EK 211 - 13,140km (Dubai - Houston)

The 13,140km-long commercial flight between Dubai and Houston is served by the Emirates EK 211 service. The inaugural flight by Emirates on this route was aboard a Boeing 777-200LR in December 2007.

An A380 Superjumbo was introduced in December 2014, replacing the 777 aircraft. The three-class A380 aircraft carries 491 passengers and covers the scheduled flight between Dubai International Airport and George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport in 15 hours and 40 minutes.

Etihad EY 183 - 13,126km (Abu Dhabi - San Francisco)

Etihad Airways launched the inaugural EY 183 service in November 2014 from Abu Dhabi to San Francisco, which is currently served by a three-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

The 777-300ER configured for the route is operated by Etihad through a lease agreement with Jet Airways and takes 16 hours and 15 minutes to fly the 13,126km-long route.

American Airlines AA 137

American Airlines AA 137 - 13,068km (Dallas/Fort Worth - Hong Kong)

American Airlines operates the AA 137 service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), taking more than 16 hours to travel the 13,068km route.

A daily service in this route has been operated with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft since June 2014. The AA 137 service offers three-class cabin configured with fully lie-flat seats in First and Business Class.

Emirates EK 225 - 13,036km (Dubai - San Francisco)

The EK 225 service operated by Emirates Airline on the Dubai - San Francisco route is the world's first cross-polar green flight. The scheduled duration of the flight between Dubai International Airport and San Francisco International Airport is 16 hours and 50 minutes.

The maiden flight on the stretch was launched in December 2008 with 777-200LR, which was replaced with a double-decker Airbus A380 in June 2014. The Emirates' A380 aircraft offers 14 First Class private suites, 76 lie-flat Business Class seats, and 399 Economy Class seats.