The Top 10 longest non-stop flights in the world in 2024

interior shot of lower deck in Emirates Airbus A380

Traveling to faraway places is easier than ever with modern non-stop long-haul flights, allowing passengers to travel long distances without interruptions or changing planes.  

Here we detail the Top 10 world’s longest non-stop flights in 2024, which offer a combination of comfort, service, and advanced technology. 

Join us on a virtual tour to discover intriguing details about different airlines, flight durations, and the incredible distances they cover!

We’ll start by exploring the shortest flight and progressively move up to the world’s longest non-stop flight.

10. United Airlines – Houston (IAH) to Sydney (SYD) 

  • Flight time and distance: 17 hours and 30 minutes, 8,596 miles 
  • Aircraft type: Boeing 787-9 
  • Services and classes onboard: the aircraft features different cabin classes, including Economy Class (149 seats), Economy Plus (39 seats), and United Polaris Business Class (48 seats). 

The aircraft is designed with notably large windows, allowing natural light to fill the cabin and provide some stunning views. 

United Airline Boeing 787 Dreamliner on final approach LAX International Airport.
Thiago B Trevisan / Shutterstock

9. Qantas – Darwin (DRW) to London (LHR) 

  • Flight time and distance: 17 hours and 55 minutes, 8,620 miles
  • Aircraft type: Boeing 787-9 
  • Services and classes onboard: identical to the Perth (PER) to London (LHR).

8. Air India – Bangalore (BLR) to San Francisco (SFO)

  • Flight time and distance: 16 hours and 10 minutes, 8,701 miles
  • Aircraft type: Boeing 777-200LR (Long Range)
  • Services and classes onboard: Economy Class (195 seats), Business Class (35 seats), and a luxurious First-Class cabin (8 seats).
  • Inflight meals: Passengers can enjoy plant-based meals such as vegetable kebabs, and Thai red curry with tofu. The breakfast, lunch, and dinner options include fusion dishes like mushroom scrambled egg and achari paneer as well as classics like roast tomato and bocconcini caprese. The dessert selection features indulgent treats like mango passionfruit delight, quinoa orange kheer, and espresso almond crumble mousse cake.
An Air India Boeing 777 taking off in Hong Kong.
Markus Mainka / Shutterstock

7. Singapore AirlinesSingapore (SIN) to Los Angeles (LAX)

  • Flight time and distance: 15 hours and 10 minutes, 8,770 miles
  • Aircraft type: Airbus A350-900ULR (Ultra Long Range)
  • Services and classes onboard: identical to the Singapore (SIN) to New York (JFK).

6. EmiratesDubai (DXB) to Auckland (AKL)

  • Flight time and distance: 15 hours and 55 minutes, 8,824 miles
  • Aircraft type: Boeing 777-200LR (Long Range)
  • Services and classes onboard: Economy Class (216 seats), Business Class (42 seats), and a luxurious First-Class cabin (8 seats).
  • Inflight meals: First-class passengers enjoy a wide selection of beverages, including fine wines. Also, five appetizers, four main courses, four desserts, chocolates, and light bites. The menu caters to many different tastes, with some dishes influenced by Arabic cuisine and others showcasing international flavors. In economy class passengers can choose between vegetarian and non-vegetarian meal options, but each dish category offers only two choices. 
Emirates Airlines prepares to welcome passengers into its Boeing 777-200LR business class cabin.
First Class Photography / Shutterstock

5. Air New Zealand – Auckland (AKL) to New York (JFK)

  • Flight time and distance: 16 hours and 15 minutes, 8,828 miles
  • Aircraft type: Boeing 787-9
  • Services and classes onboard: Economy Class (263 seats), Premium Economy (21 seats), and Business Premier (18 seats).
Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner taxiing at Auckland International Airport
Jordan Tan / Shutterstock

4. Qantas – Melbourne (MEL) to Dallas (DFW)

  • Flight time and distance: 18 hours and 15 minutes, 8,992 miles
  • Aircraft type: Boeing 787-9
  • Services and classes onboard: identical to the Perth (PER) to London (LHR).

3. Qantas- Perth (PER) to London (LHR)

  • Flight time and distance: 17 hours and 32 minutes, 9,010 miles
  • Aircraft type: Boeing 787-9
  • Services and classes onboard: Economy Class (166 seats), Premium Economy Class (28 seats), and Business Class (42 seats).
Qantas Boeing 787-9
Angel DiBilio / Shutterstock 

2. Singapore Airlines – Singapore (SIN) to Newark (EWR)

  • Flight time and distance: 18 hours and 25 minutes, 9,523 miles
  • Aircraft type: Airbus A350-900ULR (Ultra Long Range)
  • Services and classes onboard: identical to the Singapore (SIN) to New York (JFK).

1. Singapore Airlines- Singapore (SIN) to New York (JFK)

  • Flight time and distance: 18 hours and 7 minutes, 9,537 miles
  • Aircraft type: Airbus A350-900ULR (Ultra Long Range)
  • Services and classes onboard: Economy Class (92 seats), Premium Economy Class (94 seats), and Business Class (67 seats).
No. Route AirlineDistance Flight Time 
10. Houston (IAH) to Sydney (SYD) United Airlines8,596 miles 17 hours, 30 minutes 
9. Darwin (DRW) to London (LHR) Qantas8,620 miles 17 hours, 55 minutes 
8. Bangalore (BLR) to San Francisco (SFO) Air India8,701 miles 16 hours, 10 minutes 
7. Singapore (SIN) to Los Angeles (LAX) Singapore Airlines8,770 miles 15 hours, 10 minutes 
6. Dubai (DXB) to Auckland (AKL) Emirates8,824 miles 15 hours, 55 minutes 
5. Auckland (AKL) to New York (JFK) Air New Zealand8,828 miles 16 hours, 15 minutes 
4. Melbourne (MEL) to Dallas (DFW) Qantas 8,992 miles 18 hours, 15 minutes 
3. Perth (PER) to London (LHR) Qantas9,010 miles 17 hours, 32 minutes 
2. Singapore (SIN) to Newark (EWR) Singapore Airlines 9,523 miles 18 hours, 25 minutes 
1. Singapore (SIN) to New York (JFK) Singapore Airlines9,537 miles 18 hours, 7 minutes 

Qantas’ ambitious non-stop flights to London and New York by the end of 2025

Qantas recently announced its plans to launch the world’s first non-stop commercial flight from Sydney to London and New York. Currently planned to commence by the end of 2025, the service will mark a significant achievement in conquering the challenges posed by long-haul travel and the vast distances involved. In 2019, Qantas conducted trial or research flights, including a remarkable 19-hour and 19-minute journey covering 11,030 miles from London to Sydney.

To realize this ambitious undertaking, Qantas has made substantial progress, ordering 12 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft exclusively to operate these groundbreaking ‘Project Sunrise’ flights to major cities like London and New York. The cutting-edge aircraft will accommodate 238 passengers and boast impressive features such as first-class suites, spacious economy sections, and a dedicated well-being zone, allowing passengers to engage in exercise and movement.

What’s more, Qantas has prioritized sustainability by equipping the A350-1000 planes with highly fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 turbofan engines, underscoring the airline’s commitment to environmentally conscious aviation practices. 

Curious about Qantas’s ‘Project Sunrise’? Here’s a recap of what we know so far.

Related Posts

Subscribe

Stay updated on aviation and aerospace - subscribe to our newsletter!