SWISS has made the longest flight in the company's history, on the route Santiago (Chile) - Zurich (Switzerland)
These days, SWISS has made the longest flight in the history of the company, on the route Santiago (Chile) - Zurich (Switzerland), of about 12 kilometers. It was a repatriation flight, which was operated at the request of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).
The flight was operated by a Boeing 777-300ER (HB-JNJ). It had the mission to transport about 330 passengers stranded in Chile to Switzerland. The flight duration was 13 hours and 12 minutes.
SWISS made the longest flight
Currently, the longest scheduled commercial flight from the SWISS network is on the Singapore - Zurich route and takes approximately 12 hours and 50 minutes.
The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) is also planning other repatriation flights with SWISS and Edelweiss from far-flung destinations in Latin America, Asia, Oceania and Africa.