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The 10 longest routes in the world flown by airlines, ranked by distance

After the COVID effect, the aviation industry is returning to normal. As more people began to travel by air, certain airlines began running the world’s longest flights using fleets of modern Airbus and Boeing models.

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After the COVID effect, the aviation industry is returning to normal. As more people began to travel by air, certain airlines began running the world’s longest flights using fleets of modern Airbus and Boeing models.

1. From New York to Singapore

The 10 longest routes in the world flown by airlines, ranked by distance

The national carrier of Singapore is Singapore Airlines and has its hub at Changi Airport. In addition to dominating Travel & Leisure’s best airline rankings for more than 20 years, it has been named the world’s finest airline four times by Skytrax. An Airbus A350-900 aircraft will travel 9,527 miles from New York to Singapore. And it takes around 18 hours and 50 minutes to reach there, while it took to return back around 18 hours and 40 minutes.

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2. From Newark, New Jersey to Singapore

The 10 longest routes in the world flown by airlines, ranked by distance

The largest passenger plane in the world, the Airbus A380, as well as the Boeing 787-10 and the ultra-long-range Airbus A350-900, all had Singapore Airlines as their initial launch customer. From Newark, New Jersey to Singapore, a flight of an Airbus A350-900 will cover a distance of 9,525 miles. And it will take roughly 18 hours and 45 minutes to reach there and it will take to return back around 18 hours and 45 minutes.

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3. From Perth to London Heathrow

The 10 longest routes in the world flown by airlines, ranked by distance

COURTESY: Qantas

The national airline of Australia and the country’s largest airline in terms of fleet size, international flights, and overseas destinations is Qantas Airways. After being established in November 1920, it is the third-oldest airline in the world that is still in operation. The airline is a member of the One World Alliance.9,009 miles will be travelled between Perth and London Heathrow by a Boeing 787-9 aircraft. It takes approximately 17 hours and 15 minutes to reach there, and it took around 16 hours and 45 minutes to get back.

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4. From Singapore to Los Angeles

The 10 longest routes in the world flown by airlines, ranked by distance

Courtesy: Singapore airlines

Singapore Airlines is ranked tenth in the world for carrying foreign passengers and among the top 15 carriers globally in terms of revenue passenger kilometres. Additionally, the airline has been named the second- and fourth-best airline in the world, respectively, and the cleanest airline in the world. A plane named the Airbus A350-900 will fly 8,576 kilometres from Singapore to Los Angeles. It takes roughly 15 hours and 55 minutes to reach there, and it took return back about 17 hours and 10 minutes.

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5. From Sydney to Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

The 10 longest routes in the world flown by airlines, ranked by distance

Courtesy: Qantas

Qantas, which stands for Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services and is known as “The Flying Kangaroo,” is an abbreviation for the airline’s initial name. Its primary hub at Sydney Airport, the airline has its headquarters in the Sydney district of Mascot. An aircraft Boeing 787-9 will fly at a distance of 8,576 miles from Sydney to Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. It takes roughly 15 hours and 20 minutes to reach there, and it took to return back about 16 hours and 45 minutes.

6. From Manila to New York

The 10 longest routes in the world flown by airlines, ranked by distance

Courtesy: Philippines

It is the Philippine national airline. The airline, which has its headquarters at Pasay’s PNB Financial Center, was established in 1941 and is the first and oldest commercial airline in Asia. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila serves as Philippine Airlines’ main hub. An Airbus A350 -900 will travel 8,507 miles between Manila to New York. It takes approximately 16 hours and 15 minutes to reach there and return back around 16 hours and 55 minutes.

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7. From San Francisco to Singapore

United Airlines is a major American airline headquartered at Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois. Measured by fleet size and the number of routes, it is the third-largest airline in the world after its merger with Continental Airlines. United Airlines has eight hubs and founding member of the Star Alliance. An aircraft Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from united airlines will fly from San Francisco to Singapore at a distance of 8,435 miles. It takes approximately to reach there around 16 hours and 15 minutes, and return back around 15 hours and 25 minutes. While Airbus A350 -900 from Singapore airlines Will fly to the same destination and it took to reach there around 16 hours and 40 minutes and return back there around 15 hours and 25 minutes.

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8. From Atlanta to Johannesburg

The 10 longest routes in the world flown by airlines, ranked by distance

Courtesy: Delta

A legacy carrier and one of the country’s major airlines is Delta. The Sky Team airline alliance was founded by one of the oldest operating airlines in the world, with its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta is the largest of Delta’s nine hubs in terms of both the number of departures and total passengers. An Airbus A350-900 from Delta Airlines will travel 8,434 kilometres to reach Johannesburg from Atlanta. Around 15 hours and 30 minutes were required to reach there, and 15 hours and 50 minutes were required to return.

9. From Dubai to Los Angeles

The 10 longest routes in the world flown by airlines, ranked by distance

Courtesy: Emirates

One of the two flag carriers for the United Arab Emirates is Emirates. The Emirates Group, which is owned by the government of Dubai’s Investment Corporation of Dubai, is the parent company of the airline, which has its headquarters in Garhoud, Dubai. Furthermore, it is the biggest airline in the Middle East. In terms of planned revenue passenger kilometres flown and freight tonne-kilometres flown, Emirates is the second-largest airline in the world. Emirates will operate an Airbus A380 on a flight that will fly 8,324 miles between Dubai and Los Angeles. Around 15 hours and 50 minutes are required to reach there, and 16 hours and 20 minutes are required to return back.

10. From Jeddah to Los Angeles

The 10 longest routes in the world flown by airlines, ranked by distance

Courtesy : Saudia

The national airline of Saudi Arabia is Saudia, formerly known as Saudi Arabian Airlines, and is headquartered in Jeddah. King Abdul-Aziz International Airport in Jeddah serves as the airline’s principal operational hub. The Arab Air Carriers Organization, of which Saudia is a member and one of the founding members. An airliner from Saudi Arabia will travel 8,317 miles from Jeddah to Los Angeles on a Boeing 777-300. It takes roughly 16 hours and 10 minutes to reach there. Return back around 15 hours and 20 minutes.

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IndiGo to Receive Customized Compensation from Pratt & Whitney for Engine Groundings

IndiGo to Receive Customized Compensation from Pratt & Whitney for Engine Groundings

InterGlobe Aviation, the parent company of IndiGo, has reached an agreement with International Aero Engines (IAE), an affiliate of Pratt & Whitney, for customized compensation related to grounded aircraft affected by engine issues.

According to a recent PTI report, InterGlobe Aviation finalized an amendment to its existing agreement with IAE on June 14, 2024. The compensation addresses the ongoing situation where over 70 IndiGo planes have been grounded due to problems with Pratt & Whitney engines.

Specifically, more than 30 aircraft were affected by a powder metal defect, with others sidelined due to earlier issues. Although the exact financial details were not disclosed, the arrangement reflects efforts to mitigate the operational impacts faced by the airline.

Last year, Pratt & Whitney identified a rare powder metal defect that posed a risk of engine component cracking in twin-engined Airbus A320neo aircraft. This discovery necessitated accelerated inspections across affected fleets, potentially grounding 600-700 Airbus jets between 2023 and 2026.

Despite these challenges, InterGlobe Aviation reported robust financial performance in the fiscal year ending March 2024. The Gurugram-based carrier, known for its budget-friendly operations, recorded a significant increase in profit after tax to Rs 1,894.8 crore for the March quarter. This growth was driven by higher passenger traffic, expanded capacity, and favorable market conditions.

For the full fiscal year, IndiGo achieved a net profit of Rs 8,172.5 crore on a record total income of Rs 18,505.1 crore. As of March 2024, the airline operated a fleet of 367 planes, including 13 on damp lease, reinforcing its position as a dominant player in the domestic aviation sector.

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Investigations Reveal Fake Chinese Titanium in Boeing and Airbus Jets

Investigations Reveal Fake Chinese Titanium in Boeing and Airbus Jets

Airliners manufactured by Boeing and Airbus have components made from titanium that was sold with fake documentation.

The Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.) revealed the problem after Boeing reported it to the agency when it was notified by parts supplier Spirit AeroSystems. Spirit AeroSystems, the same company that made the door on the 737 Max plane which suffered a door blowout on January 5, is at the center of this issue.

The falsified documents are being investigated by Spirit AeroSystems, which supplies fuselages for Boeing and wings for Airbus, as well as the F.A.A. The investigation began after a parts supplier found small holes in the material from corrosion. Spirit was testing the metal to determine if it was up to standard and structurally sound enough.

“This is about documents that have been falsified, forged, and counterfeited,” Spirit AeroSystems stated. “Once we realized the counterfeit titanium made its way into the supply chain, we immediately contained all suspected parts to determine the scope of the issues.”

The F.A.A. said in a statement that it “will investigate further the root cause of the document traceability issue and continues to monitor closely any new developments that could potentially lead to an unsafe condition in the fleet.” The agency is trying to determine the short- and long-term safety implications for planes made using the parts. It is unclear how many planes have parts made with the questionable material.

Boeing, in its statement, reported a voluntary disclosure to the F.A.A. regarding the procurement of material through a distributor who may have falsified or provided incorrect records. “Boeing issued a bulletin outlining ways suppliers should remain alert to the potential of falsified records,” the company added.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which oversees Airbus, said it learned of the issue from authorities in Italy and began an investigation. So far, the agency said, it has not found indications of a safety problem. The problem was discovered after a parts supplier found small holes in the titanium from corrosion.

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Turkish Airlines Expands U.S Network to 20 Destinations

Turkish Airlines Expands U.S Network to 20 Destinations

Turkish Airlines, renowned for its expansive global network, currently flies to more countries than any other carrier worldwide.

Recently, the airline has expanded its reach in the United States, bringing the total number of destinations served to 14. With the recent addition of Denver and Dallas, the airline is now setting its sights on further expansion.

In a recent interview, Turkish Airlines Chairman telegraphed the next four U.S. cities that are in their crosshairs: Philadelphia, Charlotte, Orlando, and Minneapolis. These additions will join an already impressive roster that includes Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York JFK, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington Dulles.

As of now, Turkish Airlines operates flights to 14 destinations across the United States. The confirmed destinations include Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), Denver (DEN), Detroit (DTW), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD).

Bolat, in his interview, indicated that Turkish Airlines plans to eventually serve 20 destinations in the United States. The proposed new routes to Philadelphia, Charlotte, Orlando, and Minneapolis would bring the total to 18, suggesting there are two additional cities potentially on the horizon.

However, it’s important to note that flights from Minneapolis and Orlando directly to Istanbul are not imminent, as the airline has not yet made any official announcements, and ticket sales have not commenced. Additionally, representatives from Minneapolis airport have not commented on the possibility of nonstop service to Istanbul.

The airline’s ambitious expansion plans are supported by the acquisition of numerous additional widebody planes over the next few years, necessitating new destinations to deploy these aircraft. Turkish Airlines’ strategy appears to be targeting major American Airlines hubs, ensuring a strong presence across key U.S. cities.

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