Thursday, October 27, 2016

How this Air India flight circumnavigated the globe to become world’s longest non-stop flight

An Air India flight took off from New Delhi and circumnavigated the globe for fourteen-and-a-half hours before landing in San Francisco, making it the world’s longest non-stop flight. In a rare achievement, Air India’s Boeing 777-200 aircraft took off at 4 am on October 16 from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, and landed in California at 6 am the same day.
The flight flew over the Pacific Ocean, a record 15,300 km long route. The Atlantic route, on the other hand, is 13,900 km long, and, until recently, was the world’s second-longest route taken by aircraft. The longest air route until today was the 14,120 km long route between Dubai and Auckland taken by an Emirates carrier.
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