Emirates has launched the world’s longest Airbus A380 non-stop service, flying the double decker plane from Dubai to Los Angeles.
The daily flight crosses the Russian Federation, the North Pole and Eastern Canada and takes 16 hours and 20 minutes. The 8,335-mile flight is part of Emirates’ move to boost its ultra-long range flying and to stake out a bigger presence in the U.S. market.
While the A380 flight is amongst the longest, it is well short of what was the world’s longest non-stop flight. Singapore Airlines last month pulled out of its Singapore and New York flight – a 19-hour flight traveling 10,377 miles aboard an Airbus A340.
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