Dubai - Auckland with Emirates, from 1 to March 2016

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On 28 January 2016, Emirates made a "counter-offer" for the longest flight in the world. Starting with 1 March 2016, Emirates will operate the direct route Dubai - Auckland. Flights will be honored with aircraft of the type Boeing 777-200LR (Longer Range), configured in 3 classes: 8 seats in First Class, 46 seats in Business Class and 216 seats in Economy Class.

Dubai - Auckland with Emirates

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By the end of March, Dubai - Auckland will be the longest route in the world, by distance (8810 miles / 14178 Kilometers) and by duration (17: 15 hours / 15: 55 hours).

Dubai - Auckland flight schedule with Emirates:

EK448 Dubai (DXB) 10: 05 - 11: 00 + 1 Auckland (AKL) 77L daily
EK449 Auckland (AKL) 21: 30 - 05: 45 + 1 Dubai (DXB) 77L daily

After 31 March 2016, when Emirates will open route Dubai - Panama City, Dubai - Auckland route will be the longest route in the world (8810 miles / 14178 Kilometers) with 370 km over Dubai - Panama City. But Dubai - Panama City will be the longest in the world after flight time, 17 hours and 35 minutes west.

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  1. […] Year 2016 started very dynamically in the world of commercial aviation. Many new European, trans-oceanic, transcontinental routes are announced, and Emirates and Qatar Airways are competing on the longest flight by plane. [...]

  2. [...] was the longest flight operated with A380 on the Auckland route? Dubai (EK449) (16 hours and 10 minutes), and the shortest flight operated with A380 was on the Kuwait route? Dubai (EXCEPT) […]

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