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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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