Earlier, Experience The Skies highlighted the top 20 longest non-stop flights being operated in 2017 (Related Insight). In the post, the longest flight’s operational time lasts between 17 hours 30 minutes to 17 hours 40 minutes in length. Are there any aircrafts currently in operation or planned that is capable to stretching to 2o hours of flight time? We explore current ranges and future development in this post.
Aircraft manufacturers Boeing and rival Airbus have been working hard on extending flight ranges in their 777/787 and A350/A380 programs since their introduction into service. In combination with lower fuel prices, airlines have been taken risks in flying longer routes non-stop shattering distance current operating records in the process. Experience The Skies have been following the trends since day one and have published two editions of non-stop flight titleholders thus far (2014 Edition), (2016 Edition). This third edition is expanded with more insights.
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Swiss Air Lines International (SWISS)(LX) received its first delivery of Boeing 777-300ER at the end of January 2016 (News). The airline is using this occasion to dedicate the plane to its employees.
Turkish Airlines is the official airline partner of Warner Bros Pictures’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) (LX) and Boeing are celebrating the delivery of the airline’s first Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) on January 29, 2016.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) introduced more Star Wars themed jets and initial routes at a conference on August 18, 2015 at the ANA Intercontinental Hotel in Tokyo, Japan).
As reported back on April 4, 2015 (link), Air Canada will be retrofitting its existing long haul Boeing 777-200LR and 777-300ER (Link for quick introduction) aircrafts with new interior that will use the same business class seat introduced with its Boeing 787 and premium economy/economy seats currently used in the high density version of the 777.
Back in February and May 2015, Experience The Skies covered the premium economy product introduced by Singapore Airlines (Refer to our coverage of the history and seat here). The airline officially unveiled the product on its flight from Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) to Sydney Airport (SYD) on board SQ231 (Tail: 9V-SWL).
American Airlines is reducing first class seat availability from its New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) route starting in December 2015 prior to Christmas. Refer to our coverage here. In this post, we will continue the discussion and follow where these Boeing 777-300ER will go next.