Emirates To Begin Serving Central America With World’s Longest Flight
The scheduled flight numbers and times are as follows:
- EK251 departs DXB at 8:05 a.m. and arrives the same day in PTY at 4:40 p.m.
- EK252 departs PTY at 10:10 p.m. and arrives in DXB the following night at 10:55 p.m
Despite being the new record holder for the longest operating flight, it is shy of Singapore Airline’s former service between Changi Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. Discontinued in November 2013, that flight covered a distance of over 9,500 miles and averaged over 18 hours. That non-stop service was terminated (almost concurrently with their non-stop flights to Los Angeles International Airport) because the financial performance was lackluster, notwithstanding the all-business class A340-500 offering. The Qantas flight between Dallas and Sydney has held the record of the world’s longest flight since September 2014.