Qatar Airways launches the world's longest flight, from Doha to Auckland
AND’ landed today, 6 February 2017, at 7:25 premises in Auckland (New Zealand) the flight QR920 of Qatar Airways, already renamed "the world's longest commercial flight". The Boeing 777 the Qatar Airways took off from Doha (Qatar) at 5:25 locations, and covered the distance record 14.535 kilometers in 15 hours and 50.
The Boeing 777 flew over the Indian Ocean for about 16 hours, across ten time zones, 2 different seasons, consuming about 181.000 liters of kerosene. On board were present 259 passengers, 4 pilots and 15 between hostesses and stewards who have served more than 1.100 cups of coffee and tea, In addition 2.000 soft drinks, more than 1.000 meals for a total of 400 pounds of food.
The new flight will be operated daily from Qatar Airways with Boeing 777-200 "Long Range", It has a two-class configuration with 42 seats in Business Class and 217 seats in Economy Class, and was developed to deal with extremely long routes: has an increased takeoff weight, three drop tanks for fuel, wing tips backward curved and elongated, the redesigned main undercarriage and structural strengthenings generics.
Photo: Qatar Airways
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