Qantas is set to boast the world's longest flight

Qantas is set to boast the world's longest flight for its 13,800km (8,500 miles) trek between Sydney and Dallas/Fort Worth, following Singapore Airlines' decision to pull the plug on its direct services from Singapore to New York and Los Angeles.

10th Dec 2012


Qantas is set to boast the world's longest flight for its 13,800km (8,500 miles) trek between Sydney and Dallas/Fort Worth, following Singapore Airlines' decision to pull the plug on its direct services from Singapore to New York and Los Angeles.

Those flights, which represented journeys of some 15,350km and 14,100km respectively, will be dropped in 2013 when SQ ditches the five A340-500 jets dedicated to both services as part of a sweeping fleet overhaul.

The upgrade includes ordering five more Airbus A380 and an additional 20 next-gen Airbus A350s due from 2017, on top of an initial order for 20 A350s to start in 2015.

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