The longest flight in the world

Test flight by Qantas airline from NY to Sydney takes 19 hours, 16 minutes.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

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Last night, a test of the longest non-stop commercial passenger flight landed in Sydney, Australia.

The flight, made by the Australian Qantas airline, took off from JFK Airport in New York yesterday - flying 16,200 km (10,066 miles) in 19 hours, 16 minutes.

On board the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner were 49 people, including crew.

The airline noted that the goal of the flight was to research about how to increase health and wellness, minimize jet lag and identify optimum crew rest and work periods.

The current longest regular commercial flight title in the world is a flight launched by Singapore Airlines in August 2018. The flight, from Singapore to New York, takes 18 hours, 25 minutes.




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