Ranked: The longest flights in the world30 Jan 2019

Ranked: The longest flights in the world

Thanks to global travel data provider OAG we’re able to take a look at and rank the longest flights in the world. With ultra-long-haul flying making a comeback in recent years, a new generation of fuel-efficient airliners are taking up the challenge to deliver non-stop flight routes to some of the most popular long-haul destinations.

Those leading the way in term of the longest flights are Qatar Airways, United Airlines, Quantas & Emirates after they all recently launched new ultra-long-haul flights for passengers. More affordable oil has led to a resurgence in 8,000 to 9,000 mile flights, in addition to a consumer change, with passengers opting in favour of non-stop point-to-point flying has helped drive the revival.


10 – Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles; Etihad Airways – 8,375 miles

9 – Atlanta to Johannesburg; Delta Air Lines – 8,434 miles

8 – San Francisco to Singapore; United Airlines/Singapore Airlines – 8,435 miles

7 – Dallas to Sydney; Qantas – 8,576 miles

6 – Houston to Sydney; United Airlines – 8,593 miles

5 – Los Angeles to Singapore; United Airlines – 8,759

4 – Auckland to Dubai; Emirates – 8,820 miles

3 – Perth to London; Qantas – 9,009 miles

2 – Auckland to Doha; Qatar – 9,026 miles

1 – Singapore to Newark; Singapore Airlines – 10,357 miles


The longest distance flight is also the most recently launched, taking nearly 19 hours of flight time to reach its final destination. The non-stop flight between Singapore Changi Airport and Newark, New Jersey uses a fleet of Airbus A350-900ULRs for its ultra-long-range flights. The craft is also exclusive to this flight only, with all 7 aircrafts being used solely for the long-haul flight.

Did you know that you can claim flight delay compensation, even from an ultra-long-haul flight? Regardless whether or not it’s the longest distance flight or the shortest, if you’ve been delayed 3 hours or longer, and it was from an EU airport or with an EU based airline, then you could be eligible for up to €600 per passenger! To find out if you could be owed compensation, visit our site and inquire for free and take your first steps to receiving compensation for your delay.

Ranked: The longest flights in the world

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