Modern travelers are demanding more non-stop flights…no matter how far the distance. To meet this increased demand, many of the world’s major airlines have begun offering long-haul services to dozens of exceptional destinations.
Both advances in the field of aviation and lower fuel costs have made this Renaissance of long-haul flights possible. Planes like the Boeing 787 Dreamliner can hold a ton of fuel and travel just over 9,000 miles.
To commemorate this resurgence in non-stop flights, business leaders have put together a list of the longest flights now offered. Below, we’ll go through the top ten longest flights of 2018.
As of today, the longest non-stop flight Qatar Airlines’s service from Doha, Qatar to Auckland, New Zealand. This flight measures an impressive 9,026 miles.
Coming in at second place is a flight between Perth, Australia and the British capital at 9,009. Qantas, Australia’s leading airline, offers this service.
The Emirates Airlines comes in at third place with its flight from Dubai, UAE to Auckland. This flight measures 8,820 miles.
The first American airliner on this list is United Airlines in fourth place. The longest flight offered by United Airlines is from Los Angeles to Singapore, which is just over 8,750 miles.
Rounding out this list’s top five is another United Airlines flight, this time from Houston to Sydney. Experts say this flight measures about 8,590 miles.
The rest of the flights from number six to ten are as follows: Qantas’s service from Dallas to Sydney, Singapore Airlines’s flight from Singapore to San Francisco, Delta’s flight from Atlanta to Johannesburg, Ethiad Airways’s service from Abu Dhabi to LA, and Emirates’ flight from Dubai to LA.