The company has connected to Doha to Auckland in 16 hours and 20 minutes, crossing ten time zones, flying over 5 countries and travel a distance of 14.535 km.
Qatar Airways has launched Sunday the commercial flight the world’s longest linking Doha to Auckland, announced a spokesperson of the company.
The flight QR920 has left the capital of Qatar to the 05H02 local (02H02 GMT) and should land in Auckland at 07: 30 local (18: 30 GMT).
The Boeing 777 must perform the binding in 16 hours and 20 minutes, crossing ten time zones, fly across five countries and traveling a distance of 14.535 km before reaching New Zealand.
on return, the flight will be 17 hours and 30 minutes due to headwinds, according to the website of the company.
This will be the longest air route in terms of flight hours, according to the specialized site flightradar24.
Qatar Airways has not specified the number of crew members on board, but this kind of theft requires four drivers and a couple of stewards and stewardesses.
In march 2016, Emirates had launched what was considered the record for the longest flight in the world by linking Dubai to Auckland on 14.200 km.