Lonely Planet Writer

Qatar Airways launches new non-stop route surpassing rivals for world’s longest flight

Later this year, Qatar airways will launch its newest flight route, a non-stop commercial service to Auckland, surpassing rival Emirates for the title of the world’s longest flight.

Qatar to set record for world's longest flight.
Qatar to set record for world’s longest flight. Image by Kiefer. / CC BY-SA 2.0

The flight will take around 17.5 hours, covering 9031 miles from Doha to Auckland – 207 miles longer than the Emirates service to the New Zealand city. The Doha-Auckland route will be flown using Boeing 777-200LR planes and will launch on 3 December 2016.

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