Non-stop flight

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Not to be confused with direct flight.

A non-stop flight, especially in the aviation industry, is a flight by an aircraft with no intermediate stops.

Ultra long-haul non-stop flights[edit]

An ultra long-haul non-stop flight is a flight by a commercially operated airliner with:

These flights usually follow a great circle route, often passing over polar regions. As of September 29, 2014, the longest non-stop scheduled airline flight is from Dallas/Fort Worth, USA, to Sydney, Australia, and return. The route is flown with an Airbus A380-800.

Time determinants[edit]

Along with the chosen cruising air speed, the time taken by a flight depends mainly on:

Flights crossing the middle latitudes often encounter the jet stream, which typically flows in a general eastward direction. As a result, flights traveling from west to east often experience a tailwind and have flight times that are considerably shorter than for flights traveling from east to west, which experience a headwind. Flight schedules account for this effect in an average sense, but when the jet stream is stronger or weaker than normal, or takes an unusual direction, large differences can occur from scheduled flight times.

Records[edit]

In December 1957, an EL AL Britannia flew the longest flight by any commercial airline on the New York/Tel Aviv route (9,140 kilometres (5,680 mi)) with a flying time of 14 hours and 46 minutes, at an average speed of 645 kilometers per hour, and in January 1958, an EL AL Britannia broke its own speed record with a flight time of 7 hours and 44 minutes on the nonstop New York/London route.

In 1961, an El Al Boeing 707 flying from New York to Tel Aviv set three world records: the fastest flight, the first nonstop service on that route and the world’s longest nonstop commercial flight.

In August 1967, Aerolineas Argentinas established their non-stop "Plus Ultra" service between Madrid and Buenos Aires (10,100 kilometres (6,300 mi)).[1] With a flight time of 12 h, the Boeing 707-based service[2] was the longest-ever scheduled flight (by distance) until the Boeing 747SP entered service in 1976. Iran Air had its Boeing 747SP delivered on the 12th of March 1976 and began its scheduled non-stop service between New York and Tehran (9,850 kilometres (6,120 mi)), completing the eastward journey in 11 h 15 min. Although the airline planned a non-stop TehranLos Angeles flight, it never materialized due to the 1979 Iranian Revolution. The flight would have made a leap in the time and distance records (12,222 kilometres (7,594 mi)). The Tehran–New York flight was suspended in November 1979.

In April 1976 Pan Am set a new record for longest non-stop scheduled flight with its New York–Tokyo route (10,854 kilometres (6,744 mi)). In December the airline set another record with SydneySan Francisco, covering 11,937 kilometres (7,417 mi). Both routes were flown by Boeing 747SP aircraft.

In May 1988 the El Al began its long-haul passenger flight from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles, completing its journey in 13 h 41 min (12,189 kilometres (7,574 mi)).

In August 1989 the first Qantas Boeing 747-438 set a new distance record for a commercial aircraft by flying non-stop between London and Sydney. The flight covered the distance of 18,001 kilometres (11,185 mi) in twenty hours and nine minutes, and served the dual purpose of delivering the airplane from Boeing to Qantas in Australia and creating publicity for the airline's "Longreach" services with the 747-400. This is followed more recently by Singapore Airlines introducing ultra long-haul flights on 3 February 2004 to Los Angeles, and on 28 June 2004[3] to Newark from Singapore Changi Airport (Flight SIA 22). These two flights held the record for the longest commercial passenger non-stop flights in the world based on both time and distance, until both routes were cancelled in October and November 2013, respectively. The route from New York City (JFK or Newark) to Hong Kong is the longest non-stop route in the world to be served by more than one airline (four daily non-stop and one via Vancouver by Cathay Pacific[4] and 1 daily by United Airlines). The routes served between Los Angeles and Sydney have the maximum number of airlines operating non-stop flights in the ultra-long-haul category: 4 airlines—Delta Air Lines, Qantas, Virgin Australia, and United Airlines. In terms of flight frequency, Emirates tops the list of ultra-long-haul flight operators, with six flights operating from its Dubai base to Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, São Paulo, San Francisco, and Seattle.

On 9 November 2005 a Boeing 777-200LR, dubbed the Worldliner, completed the world's longest non-stop passenger flight. It traveled 13,423 mi (21,602 km) eastward, as opposed to a normal westward routing for that sector, which is much shorter at 9,647 km, from Hong Kong to London, in roughly 22 h 22 min.[5] Aboard the 777-200LR were eight pilots including Suzanna Darcy-Henneman, Boeing's first female test pilot. Although the airplane seats 301, there were only 27 passengers aboard this flight. There were two Boeing executives; several Boeing 777 engineers; representatives from General Electric; and a dozen journalists from around the world. The aircraft belonged to Pakistan International Airlines, Commander Asif Reza, senior vice president flight operations PIA, was in command and assisted by Captain Mohammed Ilyas Malik, designated as check pilot Boeing 777 in PIA, to fly the aircraft as Boeing's "Launch Customer", pending delivery of this very first plane to PIA, registered in Pakistan AP-BGY.[6] PIA now uses the Boeing 777-200LR on their nonstop flights from Toronto, Canada, to Pakistan.

Focke-Wulf FW 200 B Condor of Deutsche Luft Hansa (model).

This was not, however, the record for longest time aloft for an airliner. This debatable record is claimed either by the 1939 Berlin–New York non-stop flight of a reciprocal piston powered Focke-Wulf Fw 200 built for Deutsche Lufthansa (flight time 24 h 56 min) or by a Trans World Airlines Lockheed L-1649 Starliner on the inaugural London–San Francisco polar route on 1–2 October 1957 (flight time 23 h 19 min). The L-1649A was the last of the Constellation series, and the ultimate piston-engine airliner in terms of range and endurance.[7] However, from 1943 to 1945 Qantas operated a weekly return flight from Western Australia to Sri Lanka with flight times 28–33 h. This was called The Double Sunrise service. The aircraft used was the Consolidated PBY Catalina.

Longest flights[edit]

The following table lists the world's longest non-stop scheduled passenger routes in distance order. City pairs may be served using different routings on the return journey, which may therefore involve different route length and journey times. Weather conditions, particularly the direction of jet streams, also have a significant impact on the time needed to complete the journey. For example, Singapore Airline's flight 21 from Newark to Singapore followed a 15,753 km great circle route within 70 nautical miles (130 km) of the Geographic North Pole, while its return flight, flight 22, was a 16,600 km route via Asia and Alaska.[citation needed] The Singapore to Los Angeles route on Singapore Airlines was scheduled for 16 h 30 min in summer (15 July 2009) and 15 h 35 min in winter (15 January 2010). On the return trip, the flight was scheduled for 17 h 20 min in summer (15 July 2009) and 18 h 5 min in winter (15 January 2010).

Because Europe is at the centre of the land hemisphere, the distances from Europe to the largest cities in North/South America, Africa and Asia are shorter than the flights below. The distance from Europe to Australia and New Zealand is longer than the flights on the list, but there are no non-stop flights between these continents at present. Currently, all of the top 20 flights departs from or arrives at one of ten cities in North America (Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, New York City, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver). Further, all but one of the top 30 have one terminus in North America.

Boeing is currently the dominant manufacturer in the ultra long-haul aircraft segment, with 25 of the 30 longest nonstop flights being operated by Boeing airliners such as the 777-300ER, 777-200LR and the 747-400ER. The Airbus A380 is used on the longest and a few others.[8]

Currently scheduled (top 30, by distance)[edit]

For the purposes of this table, multiple frequencies operated by the same airline between the same airports is counted as one flight, while different airlines operating between the same airports are counted separately. Also, each airport pair is counted separately, even though some cities have multiple airports supporting long-range flights (e.g. New York-JFK and Newark-Liberty airports).

Rank
(Dist.)
FromToAirlineFlight
number
Distance
km (mi) [nmi]
Scheduled
duration
Aircraft typeFirst flight
1[9]Dallas/Fort WorthSydneyQantasQF 813,804 (8,578) [7,454]16 hr 55 min
16 hr 50 min[10]
Airbus A380-80029 September 2014[note 1][12][13][14]
2Johannesburg–O. R. TamboAtlantaDelta Air LinesDL 20113,582 (8,439) [7,334]16 hr 40 min
16 hr 05 min[15]
Boeing 777-200LR3 June 2009[16]
3Abu DhabiLos AngelesEtihadEY 17113,502 (8,390) [7,291]16 hr 25 minBoeing 777-200LR1 June 2014[17]
4Dubai-InternationalLos AngelesEmiratesEK 21513,420 (8,339) [7,246]16 hr 35 minAirbus A380-80026 October 2008[18]
5JeddahLos AngelesSaudiaSV 4113,409 (8,332) [7,240]16 hr 55 min
17 hr 20 min[19]
Boeing 777-300ER31 March 2014[20]
6Dubai-InternationalHouston-IntercontinentalEmiratesEK 21113,144 (8,168) [7,097]16 hr 20 minBoeing 777-300ER
Airbus A380-800 from 3 December 2014.[21]
3 December 2007[22]
7Dallas/Fort WorthHong KongAmerican AirlinesAA 13713,072 (8,123) [7,058]16 hr 20 minBoeing 777-300ER11 June 2014[23]
8Dubai-InternationalSan FranciscoEmiratesEK 22513,041 (8,103) [7,041]15 hr 50 minBoeing 777-300ER
Airbus A380-800 from 1 December 2014.[21]
15 December 2008[24]
9New YorkHong KongCathay PacificCX 831
CX 841
CX 845[25]
12,990 (8,072) [7,014]16 hr 00 min
16 hr 15 min
Boeing 777-300ER1 July 2004[26]
10NewarkHong KongUnited AirlinesUA 11712,980 (8,065) [7,009]16 hr 00 minBoeing 777-200ER1 March 2001[27]
10NewarkHong KongCathay PacificCX 89912,980 (8,065) [7,009]15 hr 50 minBoeing 777-300ER1 March 2014[28]
12DohaHoustonQatar AirwaysQR 71312,951 (8,047) [6,993]16 hr 20 minBoeing 777-200LR31 March 2009[29]
13Dubai-InternationalDallas/Fort WorthEmiratesEK 22112,940 (8,040) [6.972]16 hr 20 minAirbus A380-8002 February 2012[30]
14New YorkGuangzhouChina SouthernCZ 30012,878 (8,002) [6,963]16 hr 05 minBoeing 777-300ER6 August 2014[31]
15JohannesburgNew YorkSouth African AirwaysSA 203[note 2]12,825 (7,969) [6,925]16 hr 05 minAirbus A340-6001 May 2011[34]
16DohaDallas/Fort WorthQatar AirwaysQR 73312,764 (7,931) [6,892]16 hr 20 minBoeing 777-200LR1 July 2014[35]
17Los AngelesMelbourneQantasQF 94
QF 96
12,748 (7,921) [6,883]15 hr 50 min[36]Airbus A380-80031 October 1999[37]
17Los AngelesMelbourneUnited AirlinesUA 9812,748 (7,921) [6,883]15 hr 50 minBoeing 787-8
Boeing 787-9
26 October 2014[38]
19TorontoHong KongCathay PacificCX 825
CX 829
12,569 (7,810) [6,787]15 hr 25 min
15 hr 30 min
Boeing 777-300ER1 January 2008[39]
19TorontoHong KongAir CanadaAC 1512,569 (7,810) [6,787]15 hr 35 minBoeing 777-200LR
Boeing 777-300ER from 26 October 2014 to 27 March 2015.
1 August 2004[40]
21New YorkTaipeiEVA AirBR 3112,566 (7,808) [6,785]15 hr 30 min
16 hr 10 min
Boeing 777-300ER31 October 2011[41]
21TaipeiNew YorkChina AirlinesCI 1212,566 (7,808) [6,785]15 hr 20 minBoeing 747-40016 October 2014[42]
23MumbaiNewarkUnited AirlinesUA 4912,565 (7,807) [6,784]16 hr 05 minBoeing 777-200ER1 October 2007[43]
23MumbaiNewarkAir IndiaAI 19112,565 (7,807) [6,784]16 hr 05 minBoeing 777-300ER31 October 2010[43]
25Chicago-O'HareHong KongUnited AirlinesUA 89512,542 (7,793) [6,772]15 hr 25 minBoeing 777-200ER15 June 1996[44]
25Chicago-O'HareHong KongCathay PacificCX 80712,542 (7,793) [6,772]15 hr 25 minBoeing 777-300ER1 September 2011[45]
27VancouverSydneyAir CanadaAC 3312,484 (7,757) [6,741]15 hr 40 minBoeing 777-200LR
Boeing 777-300ER from 26 October 2014 to 26 March 2015.
14 December 2007[46]
28DohaMiamiQatar AirwaysQR 77712,357 (7,678) [6,672]15 hr 40 minBoeing 777-200LR10 June 2014[47]
29Dubai-InternationalAtlantaDelta Air LinesDL 712,230 (7,599) [6,604]15 hr 45 minBoeing 777-200LR1 June 2007[48]
30DubaiSão PauloEmiratesEK 26112,217 (7,592) [6,597]14 hr 55 minBoeing 777-300ER1 October 2007[49]

Summer schedule (northern hemisphere; austral winter)
Winter schedule (northern hemisphere; austral summer)

Notes:

  1. ^ Date that Qantas Flight 8 began flying this route non-stop. Previously, it included a stop in Brisbane and the reverse of this route—non-stop QF7 from Sydney to Dallas/Fort Worth—was the longest regularly scheduled non-stop commercial flight by distance. The first flight of QF7 was 16 May 2011.[11]
  2. ^ SA 203 operates with a stop in Dakar during November until March,[32] during which time SA 204 (the return flight: New York to Johannesburg) remains non-stop. SA 204 is operated by an Airbus A340-300 during that time period, lasting 15 hr 00 min to 15 hr 20 min.[33]

Discontinued[edit]

RouteAirlineFlight
number
Distance km (mi) [nm]Scheduled durationAircraft TypeFinal flight
Newark to SingaporeSingapore AirlinesSQ 2115,345 (9,535) [8,285]18 hr 50 minAirbus A340-50023 November 2013
Service began on 28 June 2004, at which point it was the longest non-stop commercial flight. Singapore Airlines still operates from New York JFK via Frankfurt under SQ 25.[50][51]
Los Angeles to SingaporeSingapore AirlinesSQ 3714,114 (8,770) [7,621]18 hr 05 minAirbus A340-50020 October 2013
Singapore Airlines still operates via Tokyo-Narita under SQ 11.
New York to BangkokThai Airways InternationalTG 79313,963 (8,676) [7,539]17 hr 00 minAirbus A340-5001 July 2008[52]
Mumbai to AtlantaDelta Air LinesDL 18513,695 (8,510) [7,395]17 hr 55 minBoeing 777-200LR23 October 2009[53]
Dallas/Fort Worth to BrisbaneQantasQF 813,363 (8,303) [7,215]16 hr 05 minBoeing 747-400ER28 September 2014
(now operates to Sydney)
Los Angeles to BangkokThai Airways InternationalTG 79513,309 (8,270) [7,186]17 hr 20 minAirbus A340-50030 April 2012
(now operates via Seoul)
Manila to TorontoPhilippine AirlinesPR 11813,230 (8,221) [7,143]16 hr 05 minBoeing 777-300ER13 March 2013
(now operates via Vancouver)[54]
New York to Hong KongUnited AirlinesUA 82112,990 (8,072) [7,014]15 hr 40 minBoeing 747-40030 August 2001
Service began on 1 April 2001, at which point it was the longest non-stop commercial flight. Still operates from Newark under UA 117, but is no longer the longest non-stop commercial flight, but rather, the 10th longest.[55]
Washington, D.C. to JohannesburgSouth African AirwaysSA 20812,813 (7,973) [6,929]17 hr 00 minAirbus A340-60030 April 2009
(nonstop flight moved to New York JFK; Washington flight operates via Dakar)[56]
Detroit to Hong KongDelta Air LinesDL 18712,645 (7,857) [6,828]15 hr 45 minBoeing 777-200LR30 August 2012[57]
Taipei to NewarkEVA AirBR 3212,552 (7,677) [6,777]14 hr 55 minBoeing 777-300ER29 October 2011[41]
BR 32 currently designated on the Taipei-New York Flight.
Mumbai to New YorkDelta Air LinesDL 1712,540 (7,790) [6,771]16 hr 00 minBoeing 777-200LR31 October 2008[58]
New York to MumbaiAir IndiaAI 14112,540 (7,790) [6,771]16 hr 00 minBoeing 777-200LR30 October 2010
(Air India still operates Mumbai service from Newark)[59]
Minneapolis to Hong KongNorthwest AirlinesNW 9712,073 (7,501) [6,420]15 hr 10 minBoeing 747-40028 August 1998[60]
Delhi to ChicagoAmerican AirlinesAA 29312,044 (7,484) [6,503]15 hr 55 minBoeing 777-200ER28 February 2012
(Rival airline Air India operates a Delhi to Chicago route under AI 127. American Airlines routes India traffic via London Heathrow.)[61]
Los Angeles to MelbourneVirgin AustraliaVA 2412,748 (7,926)15 hr 50 minBoeing 777-300ER23 October 2014
(now operates to Brisbane)

Future and Miscellaneous[edit]

Cathay Pacific is set to begin operations from Boston to Hong Kong on May 1, 2015. It is expected to last 15 hours and 50 minutes and cover a distance of 12838 km. This will make it the 15th longest flight by distance.

Etihad Airways has announced operations from San Francisco to Abu Dhabi, expected to commence November 18, 2014. Flight time will be 16 hours and 15 minutes and distance covered will be 13130 km. This will put it as the 7th longest flight by distance.

Also announced by Etihad was a route to Dallas, commencing on December 3, 2014. Flight time will be 16 hours and 20 minutes, while distance is expected to be 12966 km, making it the 11th longest flight by distance. (All distances and times were calculated using either flighttime-calculator.com or greatcirclemapper.com).

EVA Air has announced service from Taipei, Taiwan to Houston. It will begin operations on July 1, 2015. The flight time will be 15 hours 55 minutes, and the flight will cover 12,776 kilometers. http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201410210016.aspx

Turkish Airlines did announce flights from Istanbul to Australia in 2013, but a code-share agreement with Singapore Airlines will likely set up a permanent road block. However, it is still a possibility. If such a flight does commence, it would be the longest flight by time and distance, spanning 14,968 kilometers at a timing of 18 hours 35 minutes.

With the Boeing 777X coming in 2020, a London-Sydney direct route (and perhaps a London-Auckland direct route as well) would be possible. Such flights would be the longest flights if implemented, lasting approximately a record-setting 22 hours. [62]

Airlines and aircraft types for non-stop flights[edit]

The sections below gives two separate views. The first one lists all the commercial aircraft types used for serving non-stop flights and their currently scheduled and operating longest flight. The second section attempts to list all the passenger airline companies in the world and their longest scheduled non-stop flight currently in operation.

By aircraft type[edit]

The table below lists the longest (by distance) non-stop flights operated by different types of aircraft. [63] [64] [65] [66]

[67][63]

Aircraft typeRouteDistance (km)Distance (mi)Scheduled durationAirlineFlight number
Airbus A300-600Tehran to Bangkok5,5013,47206 hr 30 minMahan AirW5 50/51
Airbus A310-300Istanbul-Atatürk to Montreal-Trudeau7,7344,80510 hr 15 minAir TransatTS 101
Airbus A318New York-JFK to London-City5,5873,41807 hr 25 minBritish Airways LimitedBA 2/4
Airbus A319-100Doha to London-Heathrow5,2453,25907 hr 25 minQatar AirwaysQR 15
Airbus A320-200Bahrain to London-Heathrow5,0953,16607 hr 35 minGulf AirGF 7
Airbus A321-200Dubai-International to Helsinki4,5372,81906 hr 35 minFinnairAY 962, 1964
Airbus A330-200Seattle to Hong Kong10,4606,50013 hr 30 minDelta Air LinesDL 281
Airbus A330-300Istanbul-Atatürk to Chicago-O'Hare8,8365,49111 hr 45 minTurkish AirlinesTK 5
Airbus A340-200Rome-Fiumicino to Buenos Aires-Ezeiza11,1366,91914 hr 35 minAerolíneas ArgentinasAR 1141
Airbus A340-300Los Angeles to Manila11,7577,30514 hr 45 minPhilippine AirlinesPR 113
Airbus A340-500Abu Dhabi to São Paulo-Guarulhos12,1227,53215 hr 35 minEtihad AirwaysEY 191
Airbus A340-600Johannesburg-O.R. Tambo to New York-JFK12,8257,96916 hr 05 minSouth African AirwaysSA 203
Airbus A380-800Dallas/Fort Worth to Sydney13,8048,57816 hr 50 minQantasQF 8
ATR 42-500Mirny to Krasnoyarsk139586703 hr 20 minNordStar AirlinesY7 88
ATR 72-200Copenhagen to Sarajevo1,37385303 hr 30 minB&H AirlinesJA 407
ATR 72-500Mangareva to Papeete1,6541,02803 hr 55 minAir TahitiVT 951
Boeing 717-200Alice Springs to Perth1,9791,23003 hr 25 minQantasLinkQF 1935
Boeing 737-200Ottawa to Iqaluit2,1001,30503 hr 10 minCanadian North
First Air
5T 436/439
7F 862
Boeing 737-300Deer Lake to Winnipeg2,8631,78904 hr 26 minCanadian North5T 1527
Boeing 737-400Portland (OR) to Anchorage2,4821,54204 hr 05 minAlaska AirlinesAS 131
Boeing 737-500Munich to Tyumen3,6412,26205 hr 15 minUTair AviationUT 724
Boeing 737-600Ottawa to Vancouver3,5622,21305 hr 12 minWestJetWS 143
Boeing 737-700Montevideo to Panama City5,4463,38507 hr 30 minCopa AirlinesCM 284
Boeing 737-700ERTokyo Narita to Mumbai6,7964,22309 hr 35 minAll Nippon AirwaysNH 943
Boeing 737-700BBJStavanger to Houston-Intercontinental7,7964,84410 hr 40 minPrivatAirSK 951
Boeing 737-800Frankfurt to Pune6,7034,15908 hr 15 minPrivatAirPT 768
Boeing 737-900Boston to San Francisco4,3522,70406 hr 40 minUnited AirlinesVarious
Boeing 737-900ERIstanbul-Atatürk to Dar es Salaam5,4043,35707 hr 15 minTurkish AirlinesTK 603
Boeing 747-400Taipei to New York12,5667,80815 hr 20 minChina AirlinesCI 12
Boeing 747-400ERLos Angeles to Sydney12,0517,48814 hr 50 minQantasQF 108
Boeing 747-8IFrankfurt to Buenos Aires11,4777,13213 hr 55 minLufthansaLH 510
Boeing 747SPTehran to Kuala Lumpur6,3343,93608 hr 00 minIran AirIR 841
Boeing 757-200Atlanta to Brasilia6,7104,17008 hr 49 minDelta Air LinesDL 221
Boeing 757-300Houston-Intercontinental to Anchorage5,2543,26507 hr 17 minUnited AirlinesUA 1079
Boeing 767-200ERMadrid to Santa Cruz de la Sierra8,9035,53212 hr 30 minBoliviana de AviaciónOB 777
Boeing 767-300ERMadrid to Lima9,5205,91512 hr 10 minLAN PerúLP 2707
Boeing 767-400ERMunich to Houston-Intercontinental8,7185,41711 hr 45 minUnited AirlinesUA 105
Boeing 777-200Chicago-O'Hare to São Paulo-Guarulhos8,4525,25210 hr 15 minUnited AirlinesUA 845
Boeing 777-200ERNewark to Hong Kong12,9808,06515 hr 50 minUnited AirlinesUA 117
Boeing 777-200LRJohannesburg to Atlanta13,5828,43916 hr 40 minDelta Air LinesDL 201
Boeing 777-300Moscow-Vnukovo to Los Angeles9,8046,09214 hr 00 min[68]Transaero AirlinesUN 557
Boeing 777-300ERJeddah to Los Angeles13,4098,33216 hr 55 minSaudiaSV 41
Boeing 787-8Los Angeles to Melbourne12,7487,92115 hr 50 minUnited AirlinesUA 98
Boeing 787-9Los Angeles to Melbourne12,7487,92115 hr 50 minUnited AirlinesUA 98
Bombardier Dash 8 (200)Reykjavik to Nuuk1,43489103 hr 20 minAir IcelandNY 407
Bombardier Dash 8 (Q400)Yakutsk to Krasnoyarsk2,1811,35504 hr 10 minYakutia AirlinesR3 441
Canadair CRJ-700Minneapolis to Los Angeles2,4701,53504 hr 00 minSkyWest Airlines dba United ExpressOO 5639
Canadair CRJ-705Houston to Calgary2,8121,74704 hr 02 minJazz Air dba Air Canada ExpressQK 8103, 8105, 8107
Cessna B208 CaravanJonesboro to St. Louis32520201 hr 30 minAir Choice One3E 300/310
Embraer ERJ 145Atlantic City to Houston-Intercontinental2,1651,34503 hr 45 minExpressjet dba United ExpressEV 6170
Embraer E-170Montreal to Houston/Intercontinental2,5601,59004 hr 28 minShuttle America dba United ExpressS5 3555
Embraer E-175Edmonton to Houston/Intercontinental2,9841,85404 hr 15 minMesa Airlines dba United ExpressYV 5100
Embraer E-190Toronto-Pearson to Seattle3,3162,06005 hr 23 minAir CanadaAC 541
Embraer E-195Campinas to Manaus2,6091,62104 hr 00 minAzul Brazilian AirlinesAD 4005/ AD 4170
Fokker 50Reykjavik to Nuuk1,44389603 hr 20 minAir IcelandNY 407
Fokker 100Perth to Kunanurra2,2231,38103 hr 15 minVirgin AustraliaVA 2693
Ilyushin Il-96-300Havana to Paris7,7514,81609 hr 40 minCubana de AviaciónCU 444
McDonnell Douglas MD-11Amsterdam to Toronto-Pearson6,0073,73207 hr 20 minKLMKL 691
Saab 340Anchorage to Unalaska (Dutch Harbor)1,27479703 hr 10 minPenAirKS 3298

By airline companies (currently scheduled)[edit]

The table below lists international airline companies with their longest (in mileage not time) non-stop flight currently in operation. All airlines part of the big three alliances are represented, as well as other major flag carriers and notable airline companies.

AirlineFlight numberRouteDistance (km)Distance (mi)Scheduled durationAircraft Type
Adria AirwaysJP 915Moscow-Sheremetyevo to Ljubljana1,9251,19603 hr 05 minAirbus A319-100
Canadair CRJ-900
Aegean AirlinesA3 942Athens to Abu Dhabi3,2542,02204 hr 30 minAirbus A320-200
Aer LingusEI 147Dublin to San Francisco8,1815,08311 hr 00 minAirbus A330-200
Aerolíneas ArgentinasAR 1141Rome to Buenos Aires-Ezeiza11,1366,91914 hr 35 minAirbus A340-200
AeroméxicoAM 57Tokyo-Narita to Mexico City11,2727,00412 hr 45 minBoeing 787-8
AeroflotSU 335Moscow-Sheremetyevo to Cancun10,0136,20214 hr 08 minAirbus A330-200
AerosvitVV 141Kiev-Boryspil to Toronto-Pearson7,7154,73210 hr 45 minBoeing 767-300ER
AirTran AirwaysFL 231Baltimore to Seattle3,7462,02305 hr 35 minBoeing 737-700
Air AlgérieAH 3061Beijing to Algiers9,1255,66011 hr 30 minAirbus A330-200
Air ArabiaG9 265Sharjah to Moscow-Domodedovo3,6402,26205 hr 30 minAirbus A320-200
AirAsiaAK 203Kuala Lumpur to Kochi2,9141,81104 hr 10 minAirbus A320-200
AirAsia XD7 223Sydney to Kuala Lumpur6,5794,08808 hr 35 minAirbus A330-300
AirAsia ZestZ2 48Cebu to Seoul-Incheon3,0191,87604 hr 20 minAirbus A320-200
Air AstanaKC 936Kuala Lumpur to Almaty5,1103,17508 hr 15 minBoeing 757-200
Air AustralUU 772/975Saint-Denis to Paris-Charles de Gaulle9,3495,82311 hr 15 minBoeing 777-300ER / 777-200LR
Air BalticBT 743Tashkent to Riga3,6502,26805 hr 20 minBoeing 737-300
Air BerlinAB 7430Düsseldorf to Los Angeles9,1555,68911 hr 50 minAirbus A330-200
Air BotswanaBP 213Kasane to Johannesburg97160402 hr 20 minATR 42
Air Burkina2J 515Ouagadougou to Dakar1,7491,08702 hr 50 minMcDonnell Douglas MD-87
Air BusanBX 721Busan to Siem Reap4,0152,16805 hr 25 minAirbus A321-200
AircalinSB 800Nouméa to Seoul-Incheon7,7924,84109 hr 55 minAirbus A330-200
Air CaraïbesTX 570Paris-Orly to Cayenne7,1074,40109 hr 00 minAirbus A330-300
Air CanadaAC 15Toronto-Pearson to Hong Kong12,5697,80915 hr 25 minBoeing 777-200LR
Air Canada RougeRV 1901Athens to Toronto-Pearson8,1495,06310 hr 50 minBoeing 767-300ER
Air ChinaCA 995Beijing to Houston-Intercontinental11,567718813 hr 10 minBoeing 777-300ER
Air Côte d'IvoireHF 832Abidjan to Libreville1,57597902 hr 20 minAirbus A319-100
Air EuropaUX 41Madrid to Buenos Aires-Ezeiza10,0626,25213 hr 20 minAirbus A330-200
Air FranceAF 406Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Santiago de Chile11,6527,24014 hr 35 minBoeing 777-300ER / 777-200ER
Air GreenlandGL 782Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen3,4402,13804 hr 20 minAirbus A330-200
Air IcelandNY 423/1423Reykjavik to Nuuk1,43486403 hr 20 minBombardier Dash 8 Q200
Air IndiaAI 191Mumbai to Newark12,5657,80715 hr 55 minBoeing 777-300ER
Air JapanNQ 1052Tokyo to Honolulu6,1453,81807 hr 00 minBoeing 767-300ER
Air JamaicaJM 79Kingston to Toronto-Pearson2,8861,78104 hr 10 minBoeing 737-800
Air KoryoJS 161/162Pyongyang to Kuwait7,0284,36713 hr 10 minTupolev Tu-204-300
Air MacauNX 862Macau to Tokyo-Narita3,0001,86404 hr 25 minAirbus A321-200
Air MadagascarMD 50Antananarivo to Paris-Charles de Gaulle8,7265,42211 hr 10 minAirbus A340-300
Air MaltaKM 572Malta to Moscow-Sheremetyevo2,8291,75804 hr 00 minAirbus A319-100
Air MauritiusMK 42/46Mauritius to London-Heathrow9,7656,06612 hr 30 minAirbus A340-300
Air MekongP8 916/915Hanoi to Phu Quoc1,23376602 hr 20 minBombardier CRJ900
Air NamibiaSW 286Windhoek to Frankfurt8,0795,04310 hr 00 minAirbus A340-300
Air New ZealandNZ 83Vancouver to Auckland11,3357,06014 hr 00 minBoeing 777-200ER
Air NiuginiPX 54Port Moresby to Tokyo5,0553,14106 hr 35 minBoeing 767-300ER
Air OneAP 882Milan to Cairo2,6181,62703 hr 50 minAirbus A320-200
Air Saint-PierrePJ 1123Saint-Pierre to Montreal-Dorval1,36384703 hr 25 minATR 42-500
Air SerbiaJU 801Abu Dhabi to Belgrade3,2662,38106 hr 05 minAirbus A-319
Air SeychellesHM 61Mahé Island to Johannesburg3,7522,33205 hr 10 minAirbus A330-200
Air TahitiVT 951Mangareva to Papeete1,6541,02803 hr 55 minATR 72-500
Air Tahiti NuiTN 78Papeete to Tokyo-Narita9,4355,86312 hr 25 minAirbus A340-300
Air TransatTS 691Athens to Toronto-Pearson8,1495,06310 hr 45 minAirbus A330-200
Air VanuatuNF 10Port Vila to Sydney2,4811,54203 hr 45 minBoeing 737-800
Alaska AirlinesAS 872Anchorage to Kailua-Kona4,6362,88106 hr 27 minBoeing 737-800
AlitaliaAZ 680Rome-Fiumicino to Buenos Aires-Ezeiza11,1366,91914 hr 00 minBoeing 777-200ER
All Nippon AirwaysNH 1Washington-Dulles to Tokyo-Narita10,8686,75314 hr 05 minBoeing 777-300ER
American AirlinesAA 137Dallas/Fort Worth to Hong Kong13,0728,12316 hr 20 minBoeing 777-300ER
Arik AirW3 107Lagos to New York-JFK8,4495,25011 hr 00 minAirbus A340-500
Asiana AirlinesOZ 221New York-JFK to Seoul-Incheon11,1146,90614 hr 40 minBoeing 777-200ER
Atlantic AirwaysRC 491Barcelona to Vagar2,3941,48703 hr 30 minAirbus A319-100
Austrian AirlinesOS 52Tokyo-Narita to Vienna9,1765,70212 hr 05 minBoeing 777-200ER
AviancaAV 120Bogotá to London-Heathrow8,7295,42410 hr 30 minAirbus A330-200
Azerbaijan AirlinesJ2 101Baku to New York-JFK9,3905,83511 hr 30 minAirbus A340-500
Azul Brazilian AirlinesAD 4005Campinas to Manaus2,6051,61904 hr 00 minEmbraer 195
B&H AirlinesJA 407Copenhagen to Sarajevo1,37985303 hr 30 minATR 72-200
Bangkok AirwaysPG 711Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi to Male3,1681,96804 hr 15 minAirbus A319-100
Batik AirID 6180Jakarta to Jayapura3,7722,34406 hr 00 minBoeing 737-900ER
Belair Airlines4T 2104Zurich to Marsa Alam3,3372,07404 hr 35 minAirbus A320-200
Biman Bangladesh AirlinesBG 5/15/17Dhaka to London-Heathrow8,0064,97610 hr 30 minBoeing 777-300ER
Boliviana de AviaciónOB 775Madrid to Santa Cruz de la Sierra8,9034,80711 hr 00 minBoeing 767-200ER
Business AirHB 88Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi to Tokyo-Narita4,6502,88906 hr 00 minBoeing 767-300ER
Bulgaria AirFB 481Sofia to Málaga2,4721,53603 hr 45 minAirbus A319-100
Blue Air0B 128Bucharest-Otopeni to Lisbon2,9781,85104 hr 50 minBoeing 737-400
Blue Panorama AirlinesBV 1132Cancun to Rome-Fiumicino9,1995,71611 hr 00 minBoeing 767-300ER
British AirwaysBA 245London-Heathrow to Buenos Aires-Ezeiza11,1116,90413 hr 40 minBoeing 777-200ER
Brussels AirlinesSN 359Brussels-National to Luanda6,6904,16007 hr 40 minAirbus A330-300
Camair-coQC 102Yaounde to Paris5,0783,15607 hrBoeing 767-300
Canadian North5T 1527Deer Lake to Winnipeg2,8631,78904 hr 26 minBoeing 737-300
Cape Air9K 1029/1033/1037Boston to Saranac Lake34321301 hr 39 minCessna 402
CarpatairV3 337Chisinau to Rome-Fiumicino1,44389702 hr 30 minBoeing 737-300
Cathay PacificCX 831/841/845New York-JFK to Hong Kong12,9908,07216 hr 05 minBoeing 777-300ER
Cayman AirwaysKX 504Grand Cayman to Chicago-O'Hare2,5911,61003 hr 55 minBoeing 737-300
Cebu Pacific5J 7944Manila to Dubai6,9024,28909 hr 06 minAirbus A330-300
China AirlinesCI 12Taipei to New York-JFK12,5657,80815 hr 20 minBoeing 747-400
China EasternMU 588New York-JFK to Shanghai-Pudong11,8977,37514 hr 55 minAirbus A340-600
Boeing 777-300ER from 15 November 2014.[69]
China SouthernCZ 300New York-JFK to Guangzhou12,8788,00216 hr 05 minBoeing 777-300ER
Compagnie Africaine d'AviationBU 074Lubumbashi to Johannesburg1,6111,00102 hr 15 minAirbus A320-200
Condor AirlinesDE 6315Mauritius to Frankfurt9,1785,70311 hr 50 minBoeing 767-300ER
ConviasaV0 3013Madrid to Caracas7,0104,35609 hr 05 minBoeing 767-300
Copa AirlinesCM 284Montevideo to Panama City5,4473,38507 hr 30 minBoeing 737-700
Corsair InternationalSS 953Mauritius to Paris-Orly9,4275,85011 hr 15 minBoeing 747-400
Croatia AirlinesOU 357/359Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion to Zagreb2,2141,37603 hr 30 minAirbus A320-200
Cubana de AviaciónCU 444Havana to Paris-Orly7,7514,81609 hr 40 minIlyushin Il-96-300
Cyprus AirwaysCY 358Larnaca to Manchester3,4742,16605 hr 10 minAirbus A320-200
Czech AirlinesOK 191Seoul-Incheon to Prague8,2575,13111 hr 05 minAirbus A330-300
Darwin AirlineF7 559Geneva to Cambridge79149201 hr 50 minSaab 2000
Delta Air LinesDL 201Johannesburg to Atlanta13,5828,43916 hr 40 minBoeing 777-200LR
DragonairKA 152Hong Kong to Bangalore3,9592,46005 hr 20 minAirbus A330-300
Druk AirKB 130Bagdogra to Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi1,9361,20303 hr 00 minAirbus A319-100
Eastar JetZE511/512Seoul Incheon to Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi3,6632,27605hr 50 minBoeing 737-800
EasyJetU2 1856Sharm-el-Sheikh to Manchester4,1112,55506 hr 00 minAirbus A320-200
Edelweiss AirWK 8946Zurich to Tokyo-Narita9,6185,97611 hr 55 minAirbus A330-200
El AlLY 5Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion to Los Angeles12,1897,55615 hr 35 minBoeing 777-200ER
Egypt AirMS 965Tokyo-Narita to Cairo9,6125,97214 hr 20 minBoeing 777-300ER
EmiratesEK 215Dubai to Los Angeles13,4208,33916 hr 35 minAirbus A380-800
Etihad AirwaysEY 171Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles13,5028,39016 hr 25 minBoeing 777-200LR
Ethiopian AirlinesET 503Toronto-Pearson to Addis Ababa11,6987,26912 hr 28 minBoeing 787-8
EuroflyGJ 2814Milan-Malpensa to Mauritius8,8285,48611 hr 10 minAirbus A330-200
Estonian AirOV 181/182Tallinn to Barcelona2,5581,59004 hr 00 minBoeing 737-300
EVA AirBR 32Taipei to New York-JFK12,5657,80715 hr 00 minBoeing 777-300ER
Fiji AirwaysFJ 811Los Angeles to Nadi8,8815,52510 hr 40 minAirbus A330-200
FinnairAY 82Singapore to Helsinki9,2735,76212 hr 05 minAirbus A340-300
First Air7F 860/862Ottawa to Iqaluit2,1001,30503 hr 10 minBoeing 737-200
Boeing 737-400
flyDubaiFZ 741/742Dubai to Belgrade3,8192,37305 hr 30 minBoeing 737-800
Frontier AirlinesF9 641/642Denver to Fairbanks3,9102,43005 hr 27 minAirbus A319-100
Gambia Bird3G 1600Freetown to London-Gatwick4,8653,02306 hr 50 minAirbus A319-100
Garuda IndonesiaGA 88Jakarta to Amsterdam11,3537,05514 hr 10 minBoeing 777-300ER
Germanwings4U 252Tenerife-Sur to Cologne3,2242,00304 hr 40 minAirbus A319-100
Gol Linhas AéreasG3 7710Rio de Janeiro-Galeao to Santo Domingo5,3923,35007 hr 10 minBoeing 737-800
Gulf AirGF 155/157Manila to Bahrain7,3804,58610 hr 15 minAirbus A330-200
Hainan AirlinesHU 482Boston to Beijing10,8426,73713 hr 50 minBoeing 787-8
Hawaiian AirlinesHA 51New York-JFK to Honolulu9,1005,65411 hr 00 minAirbus A330-200
Hong Kong AirlinesHX 789Hong Kong to Male4,7902,97606 hr 15 minAirbus A330-200
Hong Kong ExpressUO 622Hong Kong to Tokyo-HND2,9041,80504 hr 25 minAirbus A320-200
Horizon AirQX 2532Fresno to Seattle1,20775002 hr 25 minBombardier Dash 8 Q400
IberiaIB 6831Madrid to Santiago de Chile10,7006,64713 hr 30 minAirbus A340-600
IcelandairFI 681Keflavik to Seattle5,8303,62207 hr 45 minBoeing 757-200
Iran AirIR 841Tehran to Kuala Lumpur6,3343,93608 hr 00 minBoeing 747SP
Iraqi AirwaysIA238London to Baghdad4,0972,54606 hr 30 minAirbus A330-200
Japan AirlinesJL 5New York to Tokyo10,8546,74513 hr 50 minBoeing 777-300ER
JAL ExpressJC 891Osaka-Kansai to Shanghai-Pudong1,30981302 hr 45 minBoeing 737-800
Jeju Air7C 2201Seoul to Bangkok3,6632,27606 hr 15 minBoeing 737-800
Jet Airways9W 120Mumbai to London-Heathrow7,2214,48709 hr 55 minBoeing 777-300ER
Jet2.comLS143Glasgow to Gran Canaria3,2252,00404 hr 45 minBoeing 737-800
JetairflyTB 502Cancún to Brussels8,3145,15110 hr 10 minBoeing 767-300ER
JetBlue AirwaysB6 631Boston to San Francisco4,3522,70406 hr 49 minAirbus A320-200
Jetstar AirwaysJQ 2Honolulu to Melbourne8,8855,52011 hr 40 minAirbus A330-200
Jetstar Asia Airways3K 131/133Singapore to Perth3,8952,42005 hr 15 minAirbus A320-200
Jin AirLJ 701Seoul to Utapao3,7322,31906 hr 05 minBoeing 737-800
Kenya AirwaysKQ 882/883Nairobi to Guangzhou-Baiyun8,6845,39611 hr 30 minBoeing 777-300ER
KLMKL 707Amsterdam to Buenos Aires-Ezeiza11,4377,10714 hr 10 minBoeing 777-200ER
Korea Express AirKEA371/372Yangyang to Gwangju43427001 hr 30 minBeechcarft 1900D
Korean AirKE 33/35Seoul-Incheon to Atlanta11,4777,13214 hr 50 minAirbus A380-800
Boeing 747-400
Boeing 777-200ER
Boeing 777-300ER
Korongo AirlinesZC 125Lubumbashi to Johannesburg1,6111,00102 hr 35 minBoeing 737-300
Kuwait AirwaysKU 117Kuwait to New York-JFK10,2226,31612 hr 55 minBoeing 777-200ER
Lao AirlinesQV 912Seoul-Incheon to Vientiane3,1761,97305 hr 10 minAirbus A320-200
LAN AirlinesLA 705/707Madrid to Santiago de Chile10,7006,64714 hr 00 minBoeing 787-8
LAN EcuadorXL 1733Madrid to Guayaquil9,0145,60111 hr 50 minBoeing 767-300ER
LAN PerúLP 2707Madrid to Lima9,5205,91512 hr 10 minBoeing 767-300ER
Lion AirJT 110/111Jakarta to Jeddah7,9744,95509 hr 40 minBoeing 747-400
LOT Polish AirlinesLO 001Warsaw to Chicago-O'Hare7,5404,68510 hr 10 minBoeing 787-8
LufthansaLH 510Frankfurt to Buenos Aires-Ezeiza11,4777,13213 hr 45 minBoeing 747-8I
LuxairLG 715Luxembourg to Tenerife-Sur3,0811,91404 hr 30 minBoeing 737-800
Mahan AirW5 5049Tehran-Imam Khomeini to Phuket5,662351808 hr 00 minAirbus A310-300
Malaysia AirlinesMH 2/4Kuala Lumpur to London-Heathrow10,6106,59213 hr 10 minAirbus A380-800
MIAT Mongolian AirlinesOM 135Ulaanbaatar to Moscow-Sheremetyevo4,6492,88906 hr 35 minBoeing 737-800
Boeing 767-300ER
Middle East AirlinesME 5607Beirut to Abidjan5,1513,48607 hr 20 minAirbus A330-200
Mihin LankaMJ 603Colombo to Jakarta3,3162,06004 hr 50 minAirbus A321-200
Monarch AirlinesZB 369London Gatwick to Tobago7,0064,35308 hr 30 minAirbus A330-200
Myanmar Airways International8M 231Yangon to Singapore1,9201,19302 hr 55 minAirbus A320-200
Malindo AirOD 268Ahmedabad to Kuala Lumpur3861240005 hr 15 minBoeing 737-900ER
Nepal AirlinesRA 230Kathmandu to Doha3,3702,09404 hr 25 minBoeing 757-200
Nextjet2N 443Stockholm-Arlanda to Arvidsjaur66641401 hr 40 minBritish Aerospace ATP
NikiHG 2600Vienna to Tenerife Sur3,6162,24704 hr 55 minAirbus A320-200
NorlandairFNA 505Akureyri to Constable Point59837102 hr 15 minDe Haviland DHC 6-300 Twin Otter
Norwegian Air ShuttleDY 7091Copenhagen to Los Angeles9,0505,62411 hr 20 minBoeing 787-8
Novair1I 811/9811Stockholm-Arlanda to Krabi8,7305,42510 hr 30 minAirbus A330-200
Olympic AirOA 098Athens to Karpathos40024901 hr 05 minBombardier Dash 8 Q400
Oman AirWY 101Muscat to London-Heathrow5,8403,62908 hr 35 minAirbus A330-300
Orient Thai AirlinesOX 300Bangkok to Seoul3,6632,27605 hr 25 minBoeing 747-400
Boeing 767-300
Pakistan International AirlinesPK 783Karachi to Toronto11,6917,26513 hr 40 minBoeing 777-200LR
PAL Express2P 2658Manila to Dubai6,9084,29209 hr 15 minAirbus A330-343X
Passaredo Linhas AéreasY8 2224São Paulo to Vitória da Conquista1,11769403 hr 00 minATR 72
Pegasus AirlinesPC 887Omsk to İstanbul3,5602,21205 hr 40 minBoeing 737-800
Philippine AirlinesPR 103/113Los Angeles to Manila11,7567,30514 hr 25minBoeing 777-300ER
Airbus A340-300
Porter AirlinesPD 701Toronto-Billy Bishop to Myrtle Beach1,10568702 hr 20 minBombardier Dash 8 Q400
Pullmantur AirEB7003Madrid to Cancun7,9734,95410 hr 40 minBoeing 747-400
QantasQF 8Dallas/Fort Worth to Sydney13,8048,57816 hr 50 minAirbus A380-800
Qatar AirwaysQR 77Doha to Houston12,9518,04716 hr 20 minBoeing 777-200LR
Rossiya AirlinesFV 885Saint Petersburg to Dushanbe2,8572,22905 hr 00 minAirbus A319-100
Royal Air MarocAT 215Casablanca to São Paulo7,5174,67109 hr 55 minBoeing 767-300ER
Royal Brunei AirlinesBI 81Bandar Seri Begawan to Jeddah8,3445,17709 hr 45 minBoeing 787-8
Royal JordanianRJ 263Amman to Chicago-O'Hare10,0356,23613 hr 40 minAirbus A340-200
RwandairWB 211Mombasa to Dubai3,6612,27505 hr 40 minBoeing 737-800
RyanairFR 1016Stockholm-Skavsta to Tenerife Sur4,2732,65506 hr 05 minBoeing 737-800
S7 AirlinesS7 850Phuket to Novosibirsk5,3843,34609 hr 15 minBoeing 767-300ER
SATA InternationalS4 851Lisbon to Salvador de Bahia7,9294,92708 hr 40 minAirbus A310
SaudiaSV 41Jeddah to Los Angeles13,4098,33216 hr 55 minBoeing 777-300ER
Scandinavian AirlinesSK 935Copenhagen to San Francisco8,8175,47811 hr 20 minAirbus A340-300
Shandong AirlinesSC 4905Jinan to Ürümqi2,6281,63304 hr 25 minBoeing 737-800
Sichuan Airlines3U 601Chengdu to Melbourne8,6715,38810 hr 40 minAirbus A330-200
Singapore AirlinesSQ 1San Francisco to Hong Kong11,1476,92715 hr 00 minAirbus A380-800
Boeing 777-300ER
SilkairMI 917Hangzhou to Singapore3,6532,27005 hr 05 minAirbus A320-200
SkyTaxiIGA 826Wroclaw to Zurich72845202 hr 05 minSaab 340
South African AirwaysSA 203Johannesburg to New York12,8257,96916 hr 05 minAirbus A340-600
South East Asian AirlinesDG 7792Clark to Singapore2,3781,47803 hr 30 minAirbus A319-100
Southwest AirlinesWN 4522Baltimore to Oakland3,9372,44705 hr 50 minBoeing 737-700
Spirit AirlinesNK 578Lima to Fort Lauderdale4,2272,62705 hr 50 minAirbus A319-100
Spring Airlines9C 8549Shanghai-Pudong to Singapore3,8102,36705 hr 50 minAirbus A320-200
SriLankan AirlinesUL 3/5/501Colombo to London-Heathrow8,7185,41311 hr 30 minAirbus A330-200
Sriwijaya AirSJ 776Jakarta to Ternate2,4271,50803 hr 50 minBoeing 737-500
Sun Country AirlinesSY 732St. Maarten to Minneapolis/St. Paul4,0832,53706 hr 15 minBoeing 737-800
Swiss International Air LinesLX 179Singapore to Zurich10,3096,40613 hr 00 minAirbus A340-300
T'way AirlinesTW101/102Seoul-Incheon to Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi3,6632,27605 hr 45 minBoeing 737-800
TAAG Angola AirlinesDT 690Luanda to Beijing11,7777,31815 hr 30 minBoeing 777-200ER
TACV AirlinesVR 690Boston to Praia5,4523,38807 hr 20 minBoeing 757-200
TAM AirlinesJJ 8071Frankfurt to São Paulo9,7746,07312 hr 50 minBoeing 777-300ER
TAMEEQ 550Guayaquil to New York4,8152,99206 hr 45 minAirbus A330-200
TAP PortugalTP 163Lisbon to Porto Alegre8,7745,45211 hr 15 minAirbus A330-200
TaromRO 65Bucharest to Dubai-International3,3892,11804 hr 55 minBoeing 737-700
Thai AirwaysTG 948Bangkok to Madrid-Barajas10,2066,34212 hr 55 minBoeing 777-200ER
Thai AirAsiaFD 3677Denpasar to Bangkok2,9481,83204 hr 15 minAirbus A320-200
TigerairTR 2717/2715Singapore to Perth3,8952,42005 hr 15 minAirbus A320-200
Thomas Cook AirlinesMT 104Manchester to Cancun7,8024,84810 hr 30 minAirbus A330-200
Thomson AirwaysBY 188Manchester to Male8,6945,40211 hr 00 minBoeing 767-300ER
Trans Air CongoQ8 556Pointe Noire to Cotonou1,6261,01002 hr 30 minBoeing 737-300
TransaeroUN 587Moscow-Vnukovo to Cancun10,0236,22812 hr 55 minBoeing 777-200ER/Boeing 747-400
TransaviaHV 6901Amsterdam to Dubai5,1743,21507 hr 00 minBoeing 737-800
TUIfly Nordic6B 841Oslo to Phuket9,0755,63911 hr 30 minBoeing 767-300ER
TunisairTU 833Tunis to Dubai4,4512,76605 hr 35 minAirbus A319-100
Turkish AirlinesTK 9Istanbul to Los Angeles11,0586,87113 hr 40 minBoeing 777-300ER
Tyrolean AirwaysVO 615Vienna to Krasnodar1,7361,08402 hr 50 minFokker 100
Ukraine International AirlinesPS 3852Goa-Dabolim to Donetsk4,9033,04606 hr 50 minBoeing 737-800
Uni AirB7 35Kaohsiung to Ho Chi Minh City1,9531,21403 hr 15 minMcDonnell Douglas MD-90
United AirlinesUA 117Newark to Hong Kong12,9808,06515 hr 55 minBoeing 777-200ER
US AirwaysUS 797Tel Aviv to Philadelphia9,2885,75413 hr 10 minAirbus A330-200
Ural AirlinesU6 704Beijing to Yekaterinburg4,3752,71906 hr 15 minAirbus A320-200
Uzbekistan AirwaysHY 101Riga to New York6,7644,20309 hr 50 minBoeing 767-300ER
Vietnam AirlinesVN 141Ho Chi Minh City to London-Gatwick10,2236,35213 hr 00 minBoeing 777-200ER
Virgin AmericaVX 351/353/357/1355Boston to San Francisco4,3522,70406 hr 30 minAirbus A319-100
Airbus A320-200
Virgin AtlanticVS 201Hong Kong to London9,6475,99412 hr 30 minAirbus A340-600
Virgin AustraliaVA 2Los Angeles to Sydney12,0517,48814 hr 50 minBoeing 777-300ER
Vladivostok AirXF 717Krasnoyarsk to Baku3,5532,00805 hr 20 minAirbus A320-200
Vueling AirlinesVY 7792Málaga to Moscow-Domodedovo3,8012,36205 hr 20 minAirbus A320-200
VoloteaV7 2819Tenerife Sur to Nantes2,4891,54703 hr 20 minBoeing 717-200
WestJetWS 2057Cancun to Vancouver4,4762,78106 hr 39 minBoeing 737-800
Wings Abadi AirIW 1600Ambon to Nabire82351102 hr 00 minATR 72
Wizz AirW6 2497Budapest to Dubai-World Central4,0292,50306 hr 25 minAirbus A320-200
WOW airX9 177Keflavik to Alicante3,2111,99504 hr 30 minAirbus A320-200
Xiamen AirlinesMF 869Fuzhou to Jakarta3,8302,38005 hr 20 minBoeing 737-800
XL Airways FranceSE 62Paris-Charles de Gaulle to San Francisco8,9855,58311 hr 35 minAirbus A330-200
Yakutia AirlinesR3 732Anadyr to Moscow-Vnukovo6,2263,86908 hr 20 minBoeing 757-200
Yemen AirwaysIY 862Dubai to Jakarta6,2303,62808 hr 05 minAirbus A330-300

Future of ultra long-haul[edit]

The longest non-stop flights currently running are not the longest city pairs theoretically possible. Flights on the Kangaroo route, if flown non-stop, would exceed 17,000 kilometres (9,200 nmi). The longest routes possible are between antipodes, or points on the Earth's surface opposite each other with the Earth's center directly between, a distance of 20,038 km at the equator. Flights between Buenos Aires and Shanghai, Quito and Kuala Lumpur, Wellington and Madrid, Perth and Bermuda or Asuncion and Taipei have a distance of flight at 19,602 km, 19,715 km, 19,851 km, 19,918 km, and 19,933 km respectively. A theoretical non-stop flight between Málaga and Auckland, which are nearly antipodal, would cover a great circle distance of flight at 19,943 km.

Singapore Airlines announced the termination of its ultra-longhaul nonstop flights to Los Angeles and Newark in late 2013, after Airbus agreed to buy back the carrier's five A340-500s. It is believed that these services continued to fall short of revenue expectations, despite the airline switching to an all–business class cabin layout.[70]

The Boeing 777-200LR airliner can cover the distance between antipodes with no payload, but its range decreases significantly with the added weight of cargo and passengers. As of 2009, no airline has plans to introduce a non-stop service longer than the Singapore–Newark run, though both Airbus and Boeing have hinted at interest in developing variants to their long-haul airliners to make a London–Sydney non-stop flight economically feasible, for which purpose the Airbus consortium will offer the special Airbus A350-900R XWB variant to British Airways. The great-circle distance between London Heathrow Airport and Sydney Airport is 16,995 km. Such a flight would take over 20 hours under current technology. However, the A350 is expected to become the most fuel-efficient airplane in the world (pending the release of the 777x in 2020), allowing it to cover much greater distances in fewer hours, reducing a London-Sydney flight to 18 hours at most. The A350 is scheduled to enter into service late 2014, with Qatar Airways being the debut customer. Customers that have placed orders include Air China, Cathay Pacific, KLM, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines (foreshadowing a possible resurrection of the Newark-Singapore route), and US Airways. Several customers have stated intentions to open up markets in areas that were economically impossible in the past, focusing on trans-pacific, trans-atlantic,[71] and direct Kangaroo Routes specifically.

On November 2013, Boeing officially launched the 777X program,[72] with the Boeing 777-8X capable of traveling 9,300 nautical miles (17,200 km). Boeing also claims that its airplane will be the most efficient in the world. Six airlines (All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, and Qatar Airways) have already placed orders, and this number is expected to grow as the project gets further underway. The 777X is scheduled to enter service in 2020.[73] It is expected to be the competitor of the A350.

The length of flights using current operational procedures would still be limited by flight planning considerations including having sufficient reserve fuel for adverse weather, holding, an alternate airport and restrictions like ETOPS, which would reduce potential flying distances. However, with 742 orders for A350 type aircraft and 286 orders for Boeing 777X type aircraft, the future of ultra long-haul flights looks hopeful.

Other proposals include utilization of point-to-point sub-orbital spaceflight for the ultra long-haul distances.

Shortest flights[edit]

The following table lists the shortest (less than 100 miles/160 kilometers) non-stop scheduled passenger routes per airline.

Sortable table
AirlineFlight NumberRouteDistance (km)Distance (mi)Scheduled durationAircraft TypeReference
Aegean AirlinesA3-375/77/81Mikonos to Athens133.58335 minAirbus A320
Aegean Airlines (operated by Olympic Air)A3-7036/7037Kos to Kalymnos231420 minDe Havilland Canada Dash 8
Aer ArannRE-XXXConnemara to Inishmaan16.810.406 minBritten-Norman Islander
Aerogal2K-56Quito to Coca157.89835 minAirbus A320
Aerovías DAPDAP-XXXPunta Arenas to Porvenir45.528.212 minBeechcraft King Air
Cessna 402
Air BerlinAB 4651Lanzarote to Fuerteventura603730 minBoeing 737
Air Calédonie821Tiga to Lifou59.336.825 minDHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
Air GeorgianZX 7208/7210Calgary to Red Deer116.973.334 minBeechcraft 1900D
Air MadagascarMD 407Antalaha to Maroantsetra84.852.730 minDHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
Air New ZealandNZ 2451Wellington to Blenheim80.45025 minBeechcraft 1900D
Air Saint-PierrePJ 830/1600Saint-Pierre to Miquelon402515 minCessna 406
Air SeychellesHM 3124Praslin to Mahe Island48.930.415 minShorts 360-300
Air TahitiVT 201Papeete (Fa'a'ā) to Moorea18.011.015 minATR 42
Air TanzaniaTC 115Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam74.246.130 minBombardier Dash 8–300
Air VanuatuNF 243Ipota to Dillon's Bay31.319.510 minBritten-Norman Islander
Alaska AirlinesAS 65Wrangell to Petersburg52.132.420 minBoeing 737-400
All Nippon AirwaysNH 1791/1792Miyako to Ishigaki1227630 minBoeing 737-800
AmericanConnection
under American Airlines
RP 5002/5004Chicago (O'Hare) to Milwaukee1076740 minEmbraer ERJ 140
ANA Wings
under All Nippon Airways
NH 1843/1844Tokyo (Haneda) to Oshima945830 minBombardier DHC-8-300
ArkeflyOR 365Curaçao to Bonaire74.646.435 minBoeing 767-300ER
AurignyGR 202Guernsey to Alderney32.02012 minBritten-Norman Trislander
AviancaAV 9302Bogotá to Rionegro1509450 minAirbus A320, Airbus A319, Airbus A318, Fokker 50
BahamasairUP 337Treasure Cay to Marsh Harbour402515 minDe Havilland Canada Dash 8
B&H AirlinesJA 102Sarajevo to Mostar71.344.330 minATR 72-212
Bearskin AirlinesJV 361Sioux Lookout to Dryden76.447.515 minFairchild Swearingen Metroliner
British AirwaysBA 125Bahrain to Doha1469140 minBoeing 777
Bulgaria AirFB 985Varna to Bourgas77.24812 minEmbraer 190
Canadian North5T 606/607Igloolik to Hall Beach694315 minde Havilland Canada Dash 8
Cape Air9K 153/167Hyannis to Martha's Vineyard412618 minCessna 402
Caribbean AirlinesBW 1502Trinidad to Tobago724520 minde Havilland Canada Dash 8, ATR 72-500
Cayman AirwaysKX 4421Cayman Brac to Little Cayman221410 minDHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
Cebu Pacific Air5J 2920/2921Cebu to Tacloban1599930 minAirbus A319
ATR 72-500
China Eastern AirlinesMU 5205/5206Shanghai (Pudong) to Zhoushan1459055 minAirbus A319
China Southern AirlinesCZ 633/634Guangzhou to Hong Kong11873.150 minAirbus A320
Cimber SterlingQI 623Copenhagen to Rønne1479135-40 minATR 72, Boeing 737-700
Coastal AviationSC-DAR-ZNZ, SC-ZNZ-DARZanzibar to Dar es Salaam74.246.120 minCessna 208
Comores AviationKR 330Mohli to Anjouan74.346.220 minLet 410
Copenhagen Air TaxiCAT 110Anholt to Læsø734520 minPartenavia P.68, Britten Norman Islander
Croatia AirlinesOU 632Zadar to Pula1437735 minBombardier Dash 8 Q400
Daily AirDA 73XXTaitung to Green Island38.62415 minDornier Do 228
Danish Air TransportDX 534Copenhagen to Bornholm158.898.735 minATR 72
Darwin AirlineF7 203/209Trapani to Lampedusa1308135 minATR 72
Delta Connection
under Delta Air Lines
DL 7414/7415Iron Mountain, MI to Rhinelander, WI[74]1066640 minCanadair Regional Jet
DragonairKA 782/783, 786/789Hong Kong to Guangzhou11873.150 minAirbus A320-200
Airbus A330-300
EasyjetU2 636Isle of Man to Liverpool1438935 minAirbus A319
Era AlaskaZH835Kenai to Anchorage955925 minDeHavilland Dash 8 100
Beechcraft 1900D
Ethiopian AirlinesET831Kinshasa to Brazzaville261625 minBoeing 787
EurolotK2 800/809Warsaw (Chopin) to Lublin1589845 minBombardier Dash 8 Q400
Fiji AirwaysFJ 181Nadi to Malololailai24.915.510 minBritten-Norman Islander
Finist'AirXXX-XXXBrest to Ouessant4628.615 minCessna Caravan
Finncomm AirlinesFC 167Varkaus to Savonlinna664120 minATR 42-500
FireflyFY 1010/1016Penang to Langkawi1298035 minATR 72-500
First Air7F 822Igloolik to Hall Beach694325 minATR 42-300
FlybeBE 603Isle of Man to Liverpool1438940 minBombardier Q400
FlybeBEE 2117Helsinki to Tallinn835223 minATR 42-300
Freedom Air (Guam)FP 101Saipan to Tinian17.410.810 minPiper PA-31 Navajo
Garuda IndonesiaGA 4301Denpasar, Bali to Banyuwangi96.74535 minATR 72-600
Gol Transportes AéreosG3 1679Campina Grande to Recife14187.635 minBoeing 737-700
Gulf AirGF 101/103/117Bahrain to Dammam976035 minAirbus A320
HapagflyHF 7102Boa Vista to Sal75.146.740 minBoeing 737
Hawaiian AirHA 170,150Kahului to Kona1358432 minBoeing 717
HOP!YS 4161/4167Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon1499340 minEmbraer 135
Horizon AirQX2216Pullman, Washington to Lewiston, Idaho402525 minBombardier Dash 8 Q400
IberiaIB 8480/2/6/8Menorca to Palma, Mallorca1308135 minATR 72, Bombardier Dash 8–300, Bombardier CRJ200
Island AirWP 303Molokai to Lanai432710 minde Havilland Canada Dash 8
Isles of Scilly SkybusIOS 203/233Land's End to St Mary's503120 minBritten Norman Islander
Japan Air CommuterJAC3830-JAC3836Amami Ōshima to Kikaijima251520 minSaab 340
Jazz AirQK 8259Vancouver to Nanaimo54.533.920 minDe Havilland Canada Dash 8
Jet Airways9W 618Mumbai to Pune935830 minBoeing 737
Kan AirKND 741Chiang Mai to Pai875430 minCessna C208 Caravan
Kingfisher AirlinesIT2404Bengaluru to Mysooru1408645 minATR 72-500
LAN AirlinesLA 3246Bogotá to Villavicencio825160 minDe Havilland Canada Dash 8
LIATLI 368Antigua to Nevis865330 minDe Havilland Canada Dash 8
LoganairLOG312/LOG313Westray to Papa Westray2.731.702 minBritten Norman Islander
LufthansaLH 620Bahrain to Doha1469130 minAirbus A330-300
LuxairLG 9561/9451/9563Luxembourg to Saarbrücken805030 minBombardier Dash 8–400, ERJ 145
Manx2VariousBlackpool to Isle of Man1096840 minLet L-410 Turbolet
MAS WingsMH 3563Miri to Marudi452820 minTwin Otter
Maya Island AirMW 2100Caye Chapel to Caye Caulker3.82.402 minCessna 208 Caravan
Mesaba AviationXJ 3156/3272/3273/3278Escanaba to Iron Mountain805024 minSaab 340
New England AirlinesEJ 123Block Island to Westerly281712 minBritten-Norman Islander
New Japan AviationNJA 101 102 103 104Niigata to Sado633925 minBritten-Norman Islander
NHT Linhas AéreasNHG 4515Rio Grande to Pelotas43.126.815 minLet 410
Nok AirDD 8202 8208Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son1197435 minATR 72-201
NorlandairFNA 565Vopnafjörður to Þórshöfn603715 minDHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
Norwegian Air ShuttleDY 1570Varna to Bourgas78.748.930 minBoeing 737
Olympic AirOA 34Karpathos to Kasos Island221215 minDe Havilland Canada Dash 8
Oriental Air Bridge
codeshare with All Nippon Airways
ORC 41 42 45 46 47 48
NH 4641 4642 4645 4646 4647 4648
Nagasaki to Iki935830 minBombardier DHC-8-200
PAL Express2P 2245/2246Zamboanga to Jolo1519440 minBombardier Dash 8–400
Pacific WingsLW 270/280/290Hoolehua (Molokai Airport) to Kalaupapa14.28.810 minCessna 208B Grand Caravan
PenAirKS 701Manokotak to Twin Hills69.843.410 minPiper PA-31 Navajo
Passaredo Linhas AéreasY8 2359Marília to Bauru8754.120 minEmbraer 145
Pinnacle Airlines9E 3970, 9E 4123, 9E 4042, 9E 4269, 9E 3850Detroit to Flint905549 minBombardier CRJ-200
Precision AirPW 450, PW 713, PW 715, PW 730Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam74.246.115 minATR 42/72
QantasQF 2300, QF 2331Rockhampton to Gladstone91.857.425 minBombardier Dash 8–400
Regional ExpressZL 456/464/472/473Narrandera-Leeton to Griffith63.54025 minSaab 340
Regional Pacific AirlinesQT 120Warraber Island to Yam Island34.721.615 minBritten-Norman Islander
Royal JordanianRJ 347Tel Aviv to Amman11269.545 minEmbraer
RyanairFR 7682Glasgow (Prestwick) to Derry (City of Derry)1489245 minBoeing 737-800
Ryukyu Air CommuterRAC835/RAC836Minami-Daito to Kita-Daito12715 minBombardier Dash 8
SansaRZ 602San José to Quepos54.133.634 minGrand Caravan
SATASP 904Flores to Corvo271715 minDe Havilland Canada Dash 8
Seaborne AirlinesBB 164St. Thomas Island to St. Croix Island71.344.325 minDHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
SGA Airlines5E 941 943 945 947 949Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son1197435 minSaab 340
SkyKingRU 8510Grand Turk to Salt Cay38.924.210 minDHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
Sun AirLW 2452Washington, DC (Dulles) to Hagerstown, MD84.55340 minPiper Navajo
Swiss European Air LinesLX 2990Zürich to Basel794935 minAvro RJ100
TAAGDT 166Soyo to Cabinda62.73920 minBoeing 737-700
TAM AirlinesJJ 3675São Paulo (Guarulhos) to Campinas (Viracopos)80.650.120 minAirbus A320
TAMEEQ 222Tena (Jumandy) to Quito (Mariscal Sucre Int'l)114.0970.950 minATR 42-500
TEAM Linhas AéreasTE 6865Macaé to Campos86.253.615 minLet 410
TRIP Linhas AéreasT4 5404São Paulo (Guarulhos) to Campinas (Viracopos)80.650.120 minEmbraer 190
Tropic AirPM 10/11, PM 210/211, PM 230/231, PM 250/251, MP 270/271, PM 290/291, PM2100/2111Belize City (Municipal Airstrip) to Caye Caulker301810 minGrand Caravan[75]
Twin JetT7 5011/5015Bergerarc to Périgueux483035 minBeechcraft 1900
Tyrolean AirwaysVO 963 973 977
VO 975
Vienna to Graz1438920 minDe Havilland Canada Dash 8
Fokker 70
Uni AirB7 639Chiayi to Makung81.950.930 minDe Havilland Canada Dash 8
United Express
under United Airlines
VariousAltoona to Johnstown432729 minSaab 340
United AirlinesUA 1746/51Rota to Guam905634 minBoeing 737-700
US AirwaysUS 1516/1189Baltimore to Philadelphia1459039 minAirbus A319
Boeing 737-300
WiderøeWF 934Kirkenes to Vadsø38.62415 minBombardier Dash 8–100
WinairWM 441St Maarten to Saba483012 minDHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
Wings of AlaskaKS 242Skagway to Haines28.617.815 minGrand Caravan
ZanAirB4 303Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam74.246.120 minLet 410
Zest AirZ2 200Manila to Marinduque1549650 minXian MA60

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