18 hours on a plane: World’s new longest flight

Trip to cover 13,825km, beating current record holder
Emirates has revealed that it will soon start to offer daily flights between Dubai and Panama City. The duration of the westward trip will reach 17 hours and 35 minutes, making it the world’s longest commercial flight.
Launching on February 1, the route will make Panama City the Gulf airline’s inaugural destination in Central America. The trip will cover 13,825 kilometres, which beats the previous longest flight between Sydney and Dallas, a 17-hour flight offered by Qantas.
For Emirates, Panama will serve as an entry-point for business and leisure travellers to South America and the Caribbean.
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