Emirates is all set to take on the mantle from Qantas for having the world’s longest airline route and is now ready for this task flying from as well. When it comes to one of the world’s supreme airlines, Emirates leads the queue with more than 142 destinations and it supports one of the largest fleet sizes in the world of 221 aircraft. Here is our detailed fact-checked analysis for the reasons behind why Emirates airlines is a threat to its competitors.
The Dubai based carrier has officially announced this Thursday of its plans of introducing a non-stop service from Dubai to Panama City, Panama. With this latest route, Emirates will for the first time have a direct flight to Central America, opening a potential gateway for further increase of business from passengers wanting to travel across different places in North and South America. But that’s not all, because along with this the airline will also have the distinction of running the world’s longest passenger flight route. The world’s longest airline routes where you reach your destination in less time can be a little costly. So you must know distinct techniques to save money while traveling with these airlines.
Emirates will be flying the Boeing Co. 777-200LR for this service and the launch date has been set for February 2016. The Boeing 777 is currently the only jetliner capable of running such a long haul. The airline carrier has stated that the flight will be of 8,590 miles (13,821 kilometers) surpassing the Qantas’s route of Sydney-Dallas by just 16 kilometers (10 miles). The duration of the flight will be for roughly 17 hours and 35 minutes. So far there have been no changes in the baggage limits, allowance & prohibited item list rules by the airline for the world’s longest routes. You also don’t have to worry about the food as Emirates is the World’s Most-Awarded Airlines for its variety of food and is also famous for its variety of wine serving options. So 17 hours and 35 minutes can be a huge delight while reaching your destination fast with the best services on flight.
Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates’ Chairman, and CEO stated this about the new plans “Panama City will be our first destination gateway in Central America, providing a convenient option for our passengers traveling from or through our global hub in Dubai and onward to destinations throughout Central America, the Caribbean and the northern part of South America,”. He also added he is very pleased that Emirates is the “only commercial airline to offer a daily, first-class service to travelers on what will be the world’s largest nonstop flight.”
After its commencement, Emirates will easily take the title from Qantas and take the top spot. Just recently in October, the Australian airline Qantas started to operate a round trip flight between Dallas and Fort Worth/Sydney with a reported flight route of 8508 miles (13,805 kilometers). If you are a frequent flyer with Qantas there are ways you can use your Qantas Frequent Flyer Points and get your ticket booked in Emirates.
Previously Singapore Airlines operated a much longer flight route that connected Singapore to Newark, New Jersey with an estimated flying distance of 9530 miles (15,344 kilometers) and the duration of the flight was 19 hours.
The Government of Dubai backed Emirates has seen phenomenal growth because all internationals transit-passengers and cargos are routed through this large commercial hub in the Gulf region. It is also being praised by the customers about how easy it is to access the web check-in option in Emirates.
Now emirates have entered the list of top 5 longest flights in the world –
The 5 Longest Flights in the World in 2019
- Singapore Airlines: Singapore – Newark
Distance: 9,534 miles
Flight time: 18 hours, 30 minutes
Aircraft: Airbus A350-900ULR
- Qatar Airways: Auckland – Doha
Distance: 9,032 miles
Flight time: 17 hours, 50 minutes
Aircraft: Boeing 777-200LR
- Qantas: Perth – London
Distance: 9,009 miles
Flight time: 17 hours, 25 minutes
Aircraft: Boeing 787-9
- Emirates: Dubai – Auckland
Flight time: 17 hours, 10 minutes
Aircraft: Airbus A380
- Singapore Airlines: Singapore – Los Angeles
Distance: 8,770 miles
Flight time: 17 hours, 50 minutes
Aircraft: Airbus A350-900/A350-900ULR
There is always this buzz about airline rules and regulations. Here is a detailed FAQ curated for our readers for in-depth Emirates’ Airlines latest update.
- What are Emirates baggage and ticketing rules when I am flying with an Infant?
This is a common question amongst the frequent flyers with Emirates airlines. There are different rules for age groups ranging from Children in car seats (6-36 months) and Children (2-11 years). Here is our detailed blog that includes all the information regarding flying with emirates with your infant.
- Do I need to pay more to select your seat on Emirates flights?
Yes, now it is easier to book your favorite seat in advance. You can do it while ticket booking or web checking. This will cost you a little extra money. Here is the price list for Emirates pre seat booking.
- How many Emirates lounges are in USA?
You’ll find our lounges in international airports across six continents, including our A380 hub in Dubai. In USA Emirates has its lounges in LA, New-York, San Fransisco and Boston. The latest one lounge is in Boston. Apart from that emirates has partner lounges in almost all the major states of the USA.