Air New Zealand will launch Auckland-New York (EWR) flights next October with the 787-9. The flight will become the 5th longest flight in the world.
Ultra-long haul from Auckland
Beginning October 2020, Air New Zealand will fly to New York (EWR) from Auckland three times per week aboard the 787-9. The 14,178 km flight will become the 5th longest flight in the world. In order to begin non-stop service to New York, Air New Zealand will cease its Los Angeles-London route at the same time.
At 13,182 km, Air New Zealand’s longest non-stop route is currently NZ26 | NZ27 between Auckland and Chicago, followed by its services to Houston and Vancouver. It’s current one-stop service to London covers a total great circle distance of 19,245 km.
The longest flights in the world
With the launch of Auckland-New York service, 3 of the 5 longest flights in the world will pass through Auckland. The 2nd longest flight in the world (Doha) and the 4th longest (Dubai) also serve the city.
The table below shows the currently longest flights in the world as of October 2019.
|Flight numbers||Route||Airline||Great Circle Distance||Average Flight Time (30 day average)|
|SQ21/SQ22||Singapore-New York (EWR)||Singapore Airlines||15,344 km||17:42/17:53|
|QR921/QR920||Doha-Auckland||Qatar Airways||14,535 km||16:57/15:51|
|SQ37/SQ38, SQ35/SQ36||Singapore-Los Angeles||Singapore Airlines||14,113 km||15:55/15:46, 16:03/15:43|
|UA101/UA100||Houston-Sydney||United Airlines||13,834 km||16:26/15:05|
|QF8/QF7||Sydney-Dallas/Fort Worth||Qantas||13,804 km||16:21/14:57|
|PR127/PR126||Manila-New York||Philippine Airlines||13,712 km||15:56/15:30|
|UA1/UA2, UA29/UA28||San Francisco-Singapore||United Airlines||13,593 km||15:28/15:02, 15:29/15:00|
|SQ31/SQ32, SQ33/SQ34||Singapore-San Francisco||Singapore Airlines||13,593 km||15:26/15:08, 15:20/15:17|