Worlds Longest Flight by Qatar Airways

Worlds Longest Flight, pic: Qatar Airways Boeing 777-200LR

Worlds Longest Flight by Qatar Airways. Qatar flag carrier launched the world's longest scheduled commercial service with its maiden flight from Doha to Auckland taking off eight minutes before Sunday (February 5), a company spokes person said.

The QR920 flight departed the Qatar capital at 5:02 am (0202 GMT) and is ready to land in New Zealand at 7:30 am local time on Monday (1830 GMT).

The Boeing 777 series flight will last 16 hours and 20 minutes, go through 10 time zones, five countries and travel 14,535 kilometers (9,032 miles) before arriving in Auckland.

But even that flight time can be jealously watched by passengers on the return flight which, due to high winds, will take 17 hours and 30 minutes, according to the company's website. This will make it the longest passenger service in the world in terms of flight time. Also seems the aircraft fleet will use Boeing 777-200LR (longer range). Because this aircraft could fly nearly 16,000 km non-stop, specially made for ultra-long haul flight. Such as Los Angeles to Singapore with direct flight.

Qatar Airways did not immediately have a figure for the number of passengers boarded on Sunday, but it is believed that there are four pilots and 15 crew members on the aircraft.

In March 2016, Emirates launched what was thought to be the longest non-stop commercial flight in the world, with a service from Dubai to Auckland covering 14,200 kilometers (8,824 miles). Now the record has been broken by another gulf carrier.