As Singapore’s non-stop Singapore (SIN) – Newark (EWR) flight comes to an end, is a new ultra-long-haul flight ready to take up the title of “World’s Longest Flight”? As per the UK Telegraph, Turkish Airlines is planning an Istanbul-Sydney route using B777-300ER aircraft that will span 8,076 nautical miles. The current champ clocks in at 8,388 nautical miles on the SIN-EWR route .

Speaking of, see this link for a current listing of all ultra-long-haul flights: The World’s Longest Flights – How Many Have You Flown (I have 10)?


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Lawrence June 4, 2013 - 3:48 pm

Does UA let you route to Australia via Europe?

June 4 – Delta enhancements, AA share promo, IHG Last Minute Rewards, Turkish Ultra-Long Haul - Canadian Kilometers June 4, 2013 - 8:18 pm

[…] Turkish Airlines has confirmed a IST-SYD route. Very interesting move which will clock in at 8,076 miles and it will certainly be an interesting Ultra-Long Haul flight. New route are always good! HT: Point me to the Plane […]

Kris Ziel June 4, 2013 - 9:16 pm

I don’t get why there is so much commotion about the world’s new longest flight. For the next few years, at the very least, it will be just like every other Europe-Australia route – with a stopover in Asia, until then SYD-DFW will reign supreme.


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