DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Qatar Airways has launched the world’s longest scheduled commercial airline route with the arrival of its flight from Doha to Auckland, New Zealand.
The Gulf carrier said flight QR920 touched down in Auckland early on Monday after covering a distance of 14,535 kilometres, or 9,032 miles.
That is the furthest distance between any two cities linked by direct flights.
Qatar Airways’ rival Emirates previously held the record for its route between Dubai and Auckland. That route is more than 300 kilometres shorter.
So how long do you think you would be on the plane for?