Published on September 29th, 2014 | by Nick Adams0
World’s longest flight on biggest plane: Sydney to Dallas
September 29th, 2014 | by Nick Adams
For all my America friends always wondering about the flight to Australia, here is some news!
The longest flight in the world now happens on the A380! Qantas is the best airline in the world. The flying kangaroo! All the more reason to come on down.
QANTAS is making aviation history today as the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the superjumbo A380, starts flying the world’s longest route — a non-stop trip lasting nearly 16 hours.
Well, it’s 14 hours 50 minutes to get from Sydney to Dallas/Fort Worth, but a longer 15 hours 30 minutes to return.
Passengers travelling on the route are now privy to the glam and size of the increasingly popular A380 with Qantas operating six direct return services per week.
Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce says the move reflect the airline’s history of endurance, setting records and connecting Australians to the world.
“Today, Qantas is leading the way again with the introduction of the world’s largest passenger aircraft on the world’s longest route, Sydney to Dallas/Fort Worth, with a flying time of almost 16 hours,” Mr Joyce said this morning at a media conference at Sydney Airport.
The world’s longest flights in distance include The Sydney — Dallas/Fort Worth leg at 13,804km followed by Delta’s Johannesburg to Atlanta at 13,582km and Emirates Dubai — Los Angeles at 13,420km.
Read more at news.com.au
Nick Adams is the author of the best-selling book, The American Boomerang: How The World’s Greatest Turnaround Nation Will Do It Again.