Emirates Airline is set to operate the world’s longest non-stop commercial flight starting 2016 between Dubai and Panama City.

The Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Ahmed-bin-Saeed al-Maktoum, said on Friday in Dubai that the flight is set to be 17 hours and 35 minutes long would commence from Feb. 1.

READ ALSO  PDP tasks Ambode on public declaration of assets

He said Emirates would be using a Boeing 777-200LR with a capacity to carry 266 passengers over the 13,821-kilometre stretch.

READ ALSO  Tottenham eyes January loan bid for Real's Isco

Al-Maktoum said the new stretch is 17 kilometres further than the world’s currently longest non-stop flight, the Qantas route between Sydney and Dallas.

READ ALSO  Assemblies of God Church crisis deepens

He noted that Singapore Airlines for financial reasons in 2013 cancelled the 15,344-kilometre-long flight between Singapore and Newark, New Jersey.


SHARE
AdAre you a One Minute Man? This Nafdac Approved Solution Would Help you Last 30mins+ with no side effects