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Published on August 17th, 2015 | by Emma Hackwood

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Emirates to offer the longest non-stop flight in the world

We here at Flight Centre are a little bit nerdy when it comes to airfare, so when an airline announces something big, you can bet we’re the first ones to know about it. After all, the flight is where the real adventure begins isn’t it?

Over the years, airlines have been consistently one-upping each other with their aircraft and impressive flight offerings. Qantas currently holds the title for having the longest direct flight (by distance) from Sydney to Dallas, and Delta currently holds the record for the longest flight time on their flight from Johannesburg to Atlanta. But all that is about to change…

This week, Emirates has announced it’s new service to Panama City which will officially make it the longest non-stop flight in the world (17 hours and 35 minutes) and the only airline to offer First Class service with it.

Panama City will be Emirates’ first gateway in Central America, providing convenient connections to Latin America, South America and beyond. Currently Emirates’ longest flight time is 16 hours and 30 minutes flying from Dubai to Los Angeles.

Established in 2003, Emirates is the fastest-growing commercial airline in history and has received top recognition at the prestigious World Travel Awards as the “World’s Leading Airline” three years in a row. These awards are reflected in its Diamond First Class, Pearl Business Class and Coral Economy Class cabins. For more information about flying Emirates contact a Flight Centre Airfare Expert online, or find your closest Flight Centre store.

What’s the longest flight you’ve ever taken? 

Be sure to check out our Tips for Surviving Long-Haul Flights and feel free to leave some more tips in the comments below!

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About the Author

Emma Hackwood

a freelance copywriter, amateur glider pilot and full-time adventure seeker, has travelled extensively in pursuit of her lifelong dream of simply seeing it all. Up to over 50 countries, she lists American Samoa and the seldom visited Marquesas Islands as her current favourite destinations, with a wandering eye on Guam and Tonga to complete her Pacific escapades.



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