Skip to content

Emirates to Grab Longest-Flight Title With Panama Route

Emirates A380 Awaits India Approval

Emirates A380 Awaits India Approval

Gabriela Maj/Bloomberg
Updated on

Emirates is set to wrest the title of world’s longest airline route from Australia’s Qantas Airways Ltd. with a service between its Dubai hub and Panama City.

The flight will traverse 13,821 kilometers (8,590 miles), according to the Great Circle Mapper website, outstripping Qantas’s Sydney-Dallas route by 17km. Emirates will use a Boeing Co. 777-200LR -- the longest-range jetliner -- on the service, which will take 17 hours and 35 minutes, it said Thursday.